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UK Space Agency

UK Space Agency support our Scouts Astronautics Activity Badge.

The UK Space Agency aims to inspire the next generation of UK scientists and engineers by partnering the Scout Astronautics Activity Badge and introducing Scouts to the exciting and growing world of space engineering and space science. The practical and problem-solving skills developed through Scouting, along with the enthusiasm for science shown by Scout Leaders, could be instrumental in encouraging this future generation of space scientists and engineers.


Badges and resources

As our partner for the Scouts Astronautics Activity Badge, with UK Space Agency, everyone between 10-14 years old can now explore more about the beauty of our universe and space travel! Check out the downloadable activities below.

Adapt these activities to try out at home

These activities were originally designed for groups meeting face-to-face, so you may have to think on your feet to make them work in the (very unique) situation we’re in. Anyone can be the person leading the game or activity, so why not let young people take charge? Instead of chatting in a real-life group, you could use the internet (safely) or talk to someone at home.

'Scouting set me on the right path at a young age because I loved the outdoors and I loved adventure. It gave me the opportunity to discover new interests, explore new boundaries and build the confidence to achieve new goals.'

Tim Peake, Astronaut and Scout Ambassador



Make Do Share

During our partnership with UK Space Agency, we have created some additional resources which have featured in issues of our Partnerships Magazine, Make Do Share. Links below:

Scout Astronautics Activity Badge (UK Space Agency)

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International Observe the Moon Night - 16th October

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) and UK Space Agency (UKSA) invites everyone to join our celebration of NASA’s International Observe the Moon Night, where they join a global community of lunar observers with a live event for the whole family!

RAS will host a live stream remote telescope observation of the Moon from Cyprus, with guest lunar scientists from the University of Manchester and the European Space Agency (ESA). You can view and learn about the Moon, learn from the RAS Deputy Executive Director how to observe it from your own home, hear from a space artist on how to sketch craters and features and then share them, and hear about fascinating lunar science and exploration missions coming in the future.

To take part you can sign up here: International Observe the Moon Night

Space videos



About UK Space Agency

The space sector is predicted to grow rapidly over the next decade as satellite technology, space exploration and other practical benefits of space are realised and developed. This growth will create a whole range of interesting careers for young people. The practical and problem-solving skills developed through scouting, along with the enthusiasm for science shown by scout leaders, could be instrumental in encouraging this future generation of space scientists and engineers.

The government created the UK Space Agency in 2010. One of the agency’s aims is to inspire our next generation of UK scientists and engineers by motivating young people to study STEM and space. Find out more about the UK Space Agency here.