Instructions for the 1st Marown Cubs and Scouts visit to the Isle of Man Observatory on Friday 5 March
Warm clothing is to be worn as the dome is the same temperature as outdoors.
Small torches are recommended when walking from the car park to the front door (found on the right of the observatory), but please do not use them once inside, or if we go outside for viewing.
The lane to the Observatory is hard to find and only wide enough for one vehicle – so please observe the following requests:
1 Car share if possible.
2. Drivers, please be at the observatory by 18:20 to ensure a prompt start.
3. Then remain in the car park until all the other drivers have arrived. This will ensure that the cars are not meeting each other head-on.
4. If the driver is unsure where the observatory is, it is highly recommended that they drive past the entrance lane in daylight.
5. Please visit the following link to make sure that the location of the observatory is known as well as the route – this is an excellent link with a map and Google Street View etc. http://www.iomastronomy.org/Location/location.html
8. Please be at the observatory by 20:25 for pickup.
9. Then wait in the car park until all drivers have arrived.
Mr Carl Hough will give talks to cover the astronomy badges for the Cubs and Scouts. We will all be able to look through the observatory’s telescope (clear sky’s allowing).
Hopefully we will have clear skies and a good night of seeing some planets and stars.
Did you know: The Isle of Man has been visited by three of the twelve astronauts that walked on the Moon!
This week we are going ‘Wet n Wild’ for the last of our Summer Activity nights.
The meeting will be at Braddan Park at the same location as the grass sledging was held.
Cubs and Scouts should bring a washing up liquid bottle, or water pistol /super soaker and come dressed to get wet.
We will be supplying either burgers or hot dogs and juice, but if any children have special dietary requirements, they can bring their own food/crisps etc.
The evening will start at 6:30 and will go ahead regardless of weather, we will finish when everyone has had enough sliding/squirting, or no later than 8:00pm – whichever comes first.
There will be a gazebo for changing, so we suggest they bring a change of clothing.
There will be an opportunity for the Scouts to finish their‘Survival Skills’Badge on Friday/Saturday 4/5th September at MYC. The Scouts will plan their own menu and cook from scratch, light fires, build a shelter and sleep overnight in it, with Bernie and Paul staying nearby to supervise.
More info to follow, but can we ask that the Scouts use their WhatsApp Group to plan their menu, and arrange who is buying what please.
All the leaders hope the Cubs and Scouts have enjoyed the activities provided over the past 12 months, and are looking forward to bringing another year of fun and engaging programmes.