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by TheBalticSea
October 2nd, 2012, 10:59 am
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New York 2013
Replies: 512
Views: 52036

Re: New York 2013

(full disclosure: I'm a GNS alum) Speaking of movement in the top 10, GNS finally broke in last year with a new coach after our little DQ debacle the year before. Yes, a bunch of people graduated, but quite frankly I found last year's sophomores terrifying. I think they'll at least repeat top 7, if ...
by TheBalticSea
September 22nd, 2011, 7:57 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Astronomy C
Replies: 176
Views: 34720

Re: Astronomy C

I've been using Astronomy Today (Chaisson & McMillan) and have been pretty happy with it. I know a few other people who use it too for scioly/nat'l science bowl.
by TheBalticSea
July 6th, 2011, 9:36 pm
Forum: 2011 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New York 2011
Replies: 1072
Views: 75778

Re: New York 2011

Since everyone can't be happy, they should make everyone miserable and host it in Pennsylvania. Actually, it would probably be more convenient for many teams to go to PA. Think they'd mind if we crashed their state tournament? My team should've done that last year... The DQ looks even sadder on the ...
by TheBalticSea
March 24th, 2011, 8:00 pm
Forum: 2011 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New York 2011
Replies: 1072
Views: 75778

Re: New York 2011

Any astronomers on here? I'm curious as to whether this year's test was as all over the place as last year's. Perhaps it was just me, but I found it a little arbitrary and unrelated to the specs sheet. There was barely any DSO identification/galaxy-specific material. Also, anyone from ward melville...
by TheBalticSea
March 23rd, 2011, 8:55 pm
Forum: 2011 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New York 2011
Replies: 1072
Views: 75778

Re: New York 2011

Any astronomers on here? I'm curious as to whether this year's test was as all over the place as last year's. Perhaps it was just me, but I found it a little arbitrary and unrelated to the specs sheet. There was barely any DSO identification/galaxy-specific material. Also, anyone from ward melville ...
by TheBalticSea
March 20th, 2011, 8:18 pm
Forum: 2011 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New York 2011
Replies: 1072
Views: 75778

Re: New York 2011

One of hte odd things is that the contested placements for both spackenkill and syosset were both "33." I don't know how they do the scoring-- if they use an excel spreadsheet, or what-- but that seems like a peculiar coincidence. if anything, it makes it more likely that there was a mess-up. it's t...
by TheBalticSea
March 20th, 2011, 4:29 pm
Forum: 2011 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New York 2011
Replies: 1072
Views: 75778

Re: New York 2011

According to the website, this is the procedure for appeals: "Time Results Become Final The results of all regional and state Science Olympiad Tournaments will become final at 10:00 A.M. on the Monday following the tournament. Review of Grading or Scoring for an Appeal Event supervisors are required...
by TheBalticSea
March 17th, 2011, 8:43 pm
Forum: 2011 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New York 2011
Replies: 1072
Views: 75778

Re: New York 2011

Just out of curiosity, how did you folks hear we'd been dq'ed? our middle school team is still going though (for the first time in 7 years!) so we'll be living vicariously through them and helping them prepare a LOT. any division B'ers on this forum, beware! they will be a force to be reckoned with!...
by TheBalticSea
March 17th, 2011, 8:01 pm
Forum: 2011 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New York 2011
Replies: 1072
Views: 75778

Re: New York 2011

We (the students) found out about the disqualification on last Friday. Our advisors found out earlier, but they tried to fix it before making us worry. I think it's ridiculous too (& I'm sure most of my teammates would agree). We appealed the decision at every level that we could, but the board vote...
by TheBalticSea
March 17th, 2011, 5:02 pm
Forum: 2011 Study Events
Topic: Astronomy C
Replies: 152
Views: 27703

Re: Astronomy C

I think this year's regional test (western long island, ny) was pretty good, it was a good length (actually, last year i didn't finish the last two physics questions) and covered a good range of material. I would've liked to see more stuff on galaxies, especially AGNs, but, alas! at least there was ...

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