Do any of you know if the Nationals test is up?
The Nationals test was mad fun... and long. Pretty much every question required extensive knowledge in DSO's, calculations, and the stellar evolution theme. Really good test, but also really hard.
And I love the quality of the images. Finally, the pictures are colored and not horribly mutilated.
And a question for the winning team - approximately what percent of the test were you sure you got right and what percent do you think you got right?
A/B/C for us was 50/25/10, 70/50/25. Did any team finish?
I just checked the AAVSO site and it hasn't been posted yet.
I too thought it was a very well-written and very difficult test, both of which made it a great event. I agree that it was a lot of fun... I was very stressed during the test but enjoyed doing it.
When my partner and I were talking after the event, we were fairly confident, maybe thinking we got around 60% of the test right (although judging by the percentage score for first place last year, 69%, we probably got over 60% in the end) . We finished all but one question, because we couldn't even think of a guess for one of them. I'm not sure about each individual part though, my partner and I were confident in most of A, a fair amount of B, and C was eh.
2007-2012. Paul J Gelinas Jr High and Ward Melville High School
Astronomy, Rocks & Minerals, MagLev, Dynamic Planet (E&V), Anatomy (Circulatory), Reach for the Stars, Meteorology (Climate), Remote Sensing, Disease Detectives, Metric Mastery, Pentathlon, Balloon Race, Tower Building