Virtual Merit Badge Series - Astronomy

Astronomy Merit Badge Workshops:  Led by Educators from the Vanderbilt Planetarium 

We are excited to be partnering with The Vanderbilt to offer a series of Virtual Astronomy Merit Badge Workshops beginning in March!

Please note, each session is a separate class; you only need to register for one!  The anticipated length of the class is 70 minutes.  The Zoom links will be emailed the week prior to your scheduled class.

Cost - $15

Please download the Astronomy Workbook HERE.

*Scouts will email their completed workbook to after the Zoom workshop.  Please note, for requirement 8a1-4, this information will be reviewed during the Virtual Workshop; Scouts do not need to physically visit the planetarium.


When registering for a virtual Merit Badge Workshop please keep the following in mind:

  • The email address used to register for the class will be the same email address used for the login for the class so make sure your Scout will have access to that email address the day of the class.
  • If a Scout does not participate in the virtual class, but submits the pre-requisites they will receive a "partial" and will need to complete the requirements with the guidance of their Unit leadership.  The same will apply to Scouts that do not complete any "homework" given during the classes.
  • Prior to the start of the first class, Scouts should download and review the Merit Badge Pamphlet and Workbook.
  • Physical blue cards will be sent via USPS after the completion of the class.