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Space Science

Space Science

At GSNorCal, girls of all ages can reach for the stars and explore the science of our universe. Thanks to generous funding from NASA supporting close partnerships with the SETI Institute, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and more, our Girl Scouts have a growing world of resources at their fingertips. From Star Parties to astronomy  destinations, to program boxes including Solar System Box and Girls Go To Mars, the space science opportunities are limitless! 

Star Parties

Looking for other space enthusiasts to admire the night sky with? Check the Activity Finder for GSNorCal hosted Star Parties where girls can spend an evening discovering the wonders beyond Earth. 

Want to start star gazing tonight? Find amateur astronomers with NASA's Night Sky Network for a public astronomy event near you.

Local Field Trips

From San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences to Chico Community Observatory, Northern California is home to dozens of science museums, planetariums, and space observatories that make great field trips. Check your local area for more space science field trip opportunities.

Psst - When visiting the California Academy of Sciences, don't forget to use the sales code "GirlScoutsNorCal" for special discounted tickets! 

Travel Opportunities

Ready for an adventure in space exploration? Check out GSUSA's upcoming destinations. From Astronomy Camp at the University of Arizona to Space Academy in Alabama, these travel programs invite girls to connect with experts, use specialized tools, and explore new intergalactic challenges. 

Did you know space travel isn't just for girls? The University of Arizona also hosts an Astronomy Camp for Leaders, so adults can enjoy space science, too!

Girl Scout Astronomy Clubs

Join the new Girl Scout Astronomy Club in the East Bay Area. High School-aged Girl Scouts are welcome to join and explore the cosmos, plan field trips, enjoy night sky viewings, and more space related activities!

If you are interested in joining the East Bay club, please contact the organizers at gsnorcal.astronomyclub@gmail.com.

If you'd like to start a club in your area, please contact info@girlscoutsnorcal.org

Solar System Box

The Solar System Box, originally designed to complement the 2017 solar eclipse, includes a leader guide, along with materials for 14 hands-on activities for all levels. Select the perfect combination of activities for your girls and explore the Sun, Earth, Moon, planets, and eclipses.

Space Science Badges - Coming Fall 2018 & 2019!

GSNorCal is currently working with the SETI Institute, GSUSA, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and other space science educators to develop a new series of space science badges for Girl Scouts at every program level. New badges for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors are set to be released fall of 2018, with new badges for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors available starting fall of 2019.

Get started today with Girl Scout's current space science resources, including our Girls Go To Mars program box for Cadettes, Solar System program box for all levels, the Night Owl badge for Cadettes, and the Sky badge for Seniors.

If you are interested in piloting a badge with your Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador troop, contact info@girlscoutsnorcal.org.

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