SuperNova Award: Dr. Bernard Harris

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California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90037

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This is the first meeting for Scouts to work on the Requirements for the Dr. Bernard Harris SuperNova Award.


1) Are First Class Rank and higher by 09/14/19.

2) Have earned 3 of 4 of the following NOVA Awards by 09/14/19

  • Science: Shoot! or Splash! or Let-It-Grow or Mendel’s Minions
  • Technology: Start Your Engines! or Hello, World.
  • Engineering: Whoosh! or Up-and-Away or Next-Big-Thing
  • Mathematics: Designed-To-Crunch

In one of the following COMBINATIONS only:

  • One Science + One Technology + One Engineering
  • One Science + One Engineering + One Math
  • One Technology + One Engineering + One Math

3) Have earned the Scholarship Merit Badge by 9/15/19.



02:00 PM: CHECK IN

02:15 PM: Supernova Program Meeting #1

05:30 PM: IMAX Movie + Early Dinner.



1) Please Sign Up ELIGIBLE SCOUT in his/her name using Parents email address based on Scout’s estimated rank (First, Star, Life, Eagle) as of 9/14/2019.

2) Please check the email address used during the Eventbrite SignUp process on a regular basis as your response on behalf of your Scout is required at least ONCE between February and August 2019.

3) For youth protection and privacy, the locations of our meetings for the Supernova Award Program will only be shared to Eventbrite signups as Scouts who are eligible for the Bernanrd Harris Supernova Award will have the opportunity to vote on them (where/when) after the first meeting at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

4) Adults who would like to accompany their scouts for the IMAX showing will need to purchase their own ticket(s) at the box office on the day itself, and their own snacks.

5) Scouts must come in their Class A field uniform with (a) their three Nova award worksheets/checklists as proof for Requirement 1, (b) the Supernova Checklist + Workbook, (c) writing pen, and (d) earned Scholarship Blue Card.

6) Parking at the Science Center starts at $12.00 per vehicle CASH only.

7) If taking metro, please disembark at USC/Expo Park or USC/Vermont.

8) Supernova Requirement #5: Participate in a local, state, or national science fair or mathematics competition OR in any equally challenging STEM-oriented competition or workshop approved by your Mentor.



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

  • The Dr. Bernard Harris SuperNova Program is Open to BSA Scouts who are at least First Class Rank from ANY COUNCIL by 9/14/19, AND HAVE EARNED 3 of the 4 Nova Awards as listed: (1) SCIENCE (Shoot or Splash or Grow or Minions), (2j TECHNOLOGY (Start Your Engines or Hello World), (3) ENGINEERING (Whoosh or Up-and-Away or Next-Big-Thing), and/or MATHEMATICS (Crunch).

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

  • Parking starts at $12.00 per vehicle CASH only at the parking lot.
  • If taking the metro, disembark at USC/Expo.

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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

  • YES - to check in.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

  • NO.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

  • NO. Scouts should be signed up using their name with their parents email address.

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