Astronomer Activity Badge

  • Make a model or draw a simple diagram of the Solar System.
  • Explain the difference between a planet and a star.
  • Observe the Moon, using binoculars or a telescope if you can. Describe some of its features.
  • Identify three constellations.


This badge can be achieved by taking part in our ‘Snooze at the Zoo’


Astronomer Activity Badge Itinerary at Dartmoor Zoo

17:00 – Arrival, Introduction to the Zoo

17:30 – Zoo tour

18:30 – Dinner

19:30 – Night time Zoo Trail

20:00 – Campfire and marshmallows

20:45 – Set up Camp

21:00 – Stargazing – identifying constellations and observing the moon

22:00 – Bed Time

07:00 – Pack up

08:00 – Breakfast

09:00 – Make models of the solar system

10:00 – Close Encounters


This itinerary is an example of the sessions we provide, feel free to choose another activity from the list to put into the itinerary for your day.


For booking details or enquiries please contact the education team here.