Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1935 POR - Astronomer Badge


1) Hold Guide Astronomer badge.

2) Have knowledge of  

The Solar System.

a) The Sun.  Dimensions and constitution.  Sun spot cycle.  Corona.  Prominences.

b) The Moon.  Dimensions and movement.  Phases.  First surface.  Lunar theories.

c) The Planets.  (Including Pluto.)  Their relative sizes; distance from the sun; periods of rotation and revolution, satellites, Bode's Law.

d) Comets and Meteors.  Their relationship.

e) Movements of the Heavenly Bodies.  Use of terms - altitude, sight ascension, declination, celestial pole, zenith, ecliptic, zodiac, celestial equator, circumpolar stars, equinox.  Day and night, the seasons.

f) Eclipses of the sun and moon.

g) The fixed stars.  Star magnitudes.  Chief constellations.  Variable stars.  Novae.  Star clusters.  Nebulae.

3) Practical work.

a) Have made observations of the movements of the heavenly bodies, including the moon, planets and fixed stars.

b) Understand the use of astronomical data as given, e.g. in Whitaker's Almanac.

c) Using a small telescope, observe as far as possible sun-spots, meteors, the moon's surface, eclipses, the planets, double stars, nebulae, clusters.

1938 POR - Astronomer Badge


1) Hold Guide Astronomer badge.

2) Have knowledge of  

The Solar System.

a) The Sun.  Dimensions and constitution.  Sun spot cycle.  Corona.  Prominences.

b) The Moon.  Dimensions and movement.  Phases.  First surface.  Lunar theories.

c) The Planets.  (Including Pluto.)  Their relative sizes; distance from the sun; periods of rotation and revolution, satellites, Bode's Law.

d) Comets and Meteors.  Their relationship.

e) Movements of the Heavenly Bodies.  Use of terms - altitude, sight ascension, declination, celestial pole, zenith, ecliptic, zodiac, celestial equator, circumpolar stars, equinox.  Day and night, the seasons.

f) Eclipses of the sun and moon.

g) The fixed stars.  Star magnitudes.  Chief constellations.  Variable stars.  Novae.  Star clusters.  Nebulae.

3) Practical work.

a) Have made observations of the movements of the heavenly bodies, including the moon, planets and fixed stars.

b) Understand the use of astronomical data as given, e.g. in Whitaker's Almanac.

c) Using a small telescope, observe as far as possible sun-spots, meteors, the moon's surface, eclipses, the planets, double stars, nebulae, clusters.

1938 Edition - Sea Sense (Sea Ranger Handbook) - this badge is available embroidered in blue, for Sea Rangers.

1939 POR - Astronomer Badge


1) Hold Guide Star Lover badge.

2) Have knowledge of  

The Solar System.

a) The Sun.  Dimensions and constitution.  Sun spot cycle.  Corona.  Prominences.

b) The Moon.  Dimensions and movement.  Phases.  Lunar theories.

c) The Planets.  (Including Pluto.)  Their relative sizes; distance from the sun; periods of rotation and revolution, satellites, Bode's Law.

d) Comets and Meteors.  Their relationship.

e) Movements of the Heavenly Bodies.  Use of terms - altitude, sight ascension, declination, celestial pole, zenith, ecliptic, zodiac, celestial equator, circumpolar stars, equinox.  Day and night, the seasons.

f) Eclipses of the sun and moon.

g) The fixed stars.  Star magnitudes.  Chief constellations.  Variable stars.  Novae.  Star clusters.  Nebulae.

3) Practical work.

a) Have made observations of the movements of the heavenly bodies, including the moon, planets and fixed stars.

b) Understand the use of astronomical data as given, e.g. in Whitaker's Almanac.

c) Using a small telescope, observe as far as possible sun-spots, meteors, the moon's surface, eclipses, the planets, double stars, nebulae, clusters.

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