Astronomy BSA

Astronomy Study Merit Badge

Burpee is offering In-Person Merit Badges

In this class, scouts will earn their Astronomy Study Merit Badge. Using the Discovery Center Museum's planetarium, scouts will have lessons on planets, stargazing, and using tools to measure time, scouts learn the objects of the solar system, and will learn how to use tools to get a close look at what lies in outer space. 

Some homework is required, worksheets will be provided upon registration. If the homework is completed, the scouts will have earned their Astronomy Study Merit Badge and our registered counselors can sign off on their Blue Cards.

Pre-registration & prepayment are required to attend.

To Register:

Call 815-965-3433 to register, or register online


Scout Participant $20

Scout Leaders Attend FREE

In-Person Class:

February 17th, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Please Note:

Burpee does not provide patches/badges. In Person check-in starts 15 minutes before the program start time, please plan to be here early so we can start on time.

Cancellation/refund policy:

If cancellation is received 10 clear days ahead of the date a refund less 20% will be issued. Please be aware that we sometimes have to cancel a program because it did not reach the minimum registration requirement – Don’t wait until the last minute to sign up or your program may already be cancelled! Burpee Museum reserves the right to limit registrations and cancel any program for any reason. Every effort will be made to contact participants

All programs presented online and at Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61103