What We Do
Must observe a given number of planets from each group:
Inner Planets: either Mercury or Venus
Outer Planets: Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn (all 3)
Remote Planets: either Uranus or Neptune
any – must be able to get 100x + (allthough a 4″or larger telescope is suggested but not required).
Filters: also some colored filters are suggested but not required for this award
Required Information: date, time, telescope size, and power for each observation and drawing.
Requirements for Each Planetary Grouping:
Inner Planets: either Mercury or Venus, observe and draw at least 2 times.
2 different planetary shapes (phase).
Outer Planets: observe each of these planets at least 3 times.
Mars: observe, identify, and draw:
2 major features: Dark Areas
1 light feature: Bright Area
Jupiter: observe, identify, and draw
2 different belts
1 Light Zone
2 different belt details, Note: GRS counts as one belt detail
Jupiter 4 moons
Saturn: observe, identify, and draw:
See how many moons you can get (1+)
Remote Planets: either Uranus or Neptune, observe and draw at least 2 times.
Disc and Color
Total Minimal drawings of Planets for Certificate:
Total Minimal Number of different Planets observed for Certificate: 5