Reach for the Stars B

Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby triplej on Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:24 pm

Epicfail21 wrote:
triplej wrote:hey guys...just wondering what's a good way to learn how to identify stars with a star chart because I got put on this event in regionals and messed up badly not knowing a lot of it was constellations and not single star identification. And I've looked at the practice tests and can do most all the other stuff but I have no idea how to learn or do this.


did u read the previous post above yours?

yea i did, i just can't seem to find a good way to do it...looked at the wiki, went through the tests, still don't understand it and state's 2 weeks away!!!! yea, and i really don't have time to go stargazing- i live in a city and have a ton of hw. and it probably would'nt help anyways. I know how to identify a constellation by itself if it's all connected and everything but on a big sky chart where we have to do multiple ones it's really hard for me.
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby ReBobville on Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:33 pm

Learning the astrariums (I know that I spelled it wrong) really helped me with this problem (hevenley G, summer triangle)
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby sazhassan on Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:08 am

ReBobville wrote:Learning the astrariums (I know that I spelled it wrong) really helped me with this problem (hevenley G, summer triangle)

Summer triangle was something used in our States, in our constellation identification part. It is a helpful memory tool to use. But to no avail. :oops:
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby tying15 on Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:13 am

Hey does anyone really know what we need the red flashlight for?
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby XJcwolfyX on Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:33 am

tying15 wrote:Hey does anyone really know what we need the red flashlight for?


This is just in case the event supervisor uses a power point presentation for the test. This means the lights would be off and you could not be able to see your cheat sheet. The red flashlight is so you can see your cheat sheet, but it does not damage your vision when you look back at the power point presentation because red wavelengths have the least amount of energy.
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby AlphaTauri on Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:23 am

XJcwolfyX wrote:
tying15 wrote:Hey does anyone really know what we need the red flashlight for?


This is just in case the event supervisor uses a power point presentation for the test. This means the lights would be off and you could not be able to see your cheat sheet. The red flashlight is so you can see your cheat sheet, but it does not damage your vision when you look back at the power point presentation because red wavelengths have the least amount of energy.

While I suppose you could use it for that, that's not the original purpose of the red-filtered flashlight. It's in case they hold the event inside a planetarium (inflatable or otherwise). Some of the stars may be faint enough that if you use a regular flashlight to see your notes, the rod receptors in your eyes won't adjust to the darkness enough to let you see those stars - it's akin to walking into a dark room from a brightly lit one. And while red light is the least destructive to your night vision, you still want to avoid accidentally looking into the flashlight...trust me, it's a bad idea.
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby Epicfail21 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:53 am

Anyone ready for their state competition coming up this month?
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby foreverphysics on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:25 am

Our State was almost exactly a month ago...so it's more like, "Are you prepared for Nationals?" Which I am most definitely not.
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby EastStroudsburg13 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:00 pm

Looking at the wiki, it appears that about half of the team slots for nationals are filled. So for half it's be "Are you prepared for states?" and for the other half it's "Are you prepared for nationals?" Either way, the general gist of panic is there. :P
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby Cheesy Pie on Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:47 am

Pretty much, get a lot of astro books, read them a lot, and get your partner to read some. How else did we get first at Regs? :P
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby The Doctor on Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:47 pm

This is the first time I've had Reach for the Stars as an event (out of three years of S.O.), but that hasn't stopped me from totally loving it (awakening an past love of space). We even managed to get 2nd place (along with my event partner, of course). Basically I just wanted to express my love for this event, so I decided to do it here.
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby Cheesy Pie on Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:38 pm

At our states, it was a PPT with about 10 seconds a slide; there were multiple questions per slide.
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby Infinity Flat on Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:02 pm

Cheesy Pie wrote:At our states, it was a PPT with about 10 seconds a slide; there were multiple questions per slide.

Really, 10 seconds? That seems fast. The only thing that you can really get done in that time usually is just simple identification.
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby XJcwolfyX on Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:07 pm

Cheesy there were not multiple questions.

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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby Cheesy Pie on Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:14 am

I only know cuz I heard it from other teammates. I was an alternate.
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