Boy Scouts learn about astronomy through NPCC

Logan Durnell telescope
Monday, October 18, 2021

Logan Durnell, of North Platte, looks through a telescope at North Platte Community College Friday. Members of the Boy Scout troop he is in, Troop 81, were able to earn their astronomy merit badges thanks to the help of the college.

NPCC’s STEM Club, along with local amateur astronomer Dan Hitch, hosted the Boy Scouts at NPCC’s South Campus Oct. 12 for a discussion about stars, planets and telescopes.

The group met again Friday night to view celestial objects through telescopes. They were able to see Saturn with its rings, the many seas and craters on the moon as well as Jupiter and the four Galilean moons that orbit that planet.