• Inspired by episodes:
  • TNG: S3E1 TNG: S6E19

Stellar Cartography

Find your place in the Galaxy through the looking glass.
  • Inspired by episodes:
  • TNG: S3E1 TNG: S6E19


Use a range of telescopes and navigation tools to find binary systems, planets, nebulae and galaxies.


Stellar Cartography is a vital section of any ship, with a team of Scientists dedicated to charting the frontiers of Space, recording the discoveries of each Starfleet mission and providing astronavigation support to the bridge.


In the Stellar Cartography training mission you will need to use azimuth and elevation directions to locate objects in the celestial sphere and operate a range of different telescopes to observe their features.


Head to the Stellar Cartography deck after dark and let our expert astronomers guide you through navigating the celestial sphere with a range of telescopes.

Activity Background

Astronomy and navigation

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Mission Outcomes

By completing this activity, you can show your Unit Council that you can:
  • Identify different features of telescopes
  • Set up and focus a telescope
  • Make basic navigation decisions based on astronomical information
  • Locate objects in the celestial sphere using different technologies
  • I can identify the Southern Cross in the night's sky and then find South (OAS Level 3 Bushcraft)
  • I can identify three other constellations in the night's sky (OAS Level 3 Bushcraft)
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Completing Projects using Missions

Using the Scout Method of Plan, Do, Review, you can demonstrate your capabilities to your Unit Council once you have completed this Mission.

Use Terrain to record your goals based on the missions you intend to complete during Star Trek: Survival for presentation to and approval by your Unit Council.

Complete any pre-work that might help you to complete the Mission, such as practicing using maps and radios, or doing research into particular concepts that missions mention that you may not be familiar with, or any other technologies or concepts you are curious about that might help you find success.

Complete the mission at Star Trek: Survival 2022.

Get your Starfleet Report Card from this website at the conclusion of the event to summarise your achievements. These accomplishments can be presented to your Unit Council for Project approval and recorded in Terrain to keep track of your progress.