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Re: Astronomy C

Postby Orange714 » June 25th, 2012, 9:45 am

I was interested in getting a head start on studying for Astronomy, I'm kind of new to the event, so where would be some good places to start?

I have these links to get me started:
http://www.astr.ua.edu/Courses.html
http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast162/
http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr162/lect/
http://astronomynotes.com/

Any other resources you guys use/know would be greatly appreciated! :) Thanks in advance!

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Re: Astronomy C

Postby syo_astro » June 25th, 2012, 9:56 am

I was interested in getting a head start on studying for Astronomy, I'm kind of new to the event, so where would be some good places to start?

I have these links to get me started:
http://www.astr.ua.edu/Courses.html
http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast162/
http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr162/lect/
http://astronomynotes.com/

Any other resources you guys use/know would be greatly appreciated! :) Thanks in advance!
Well, for general resources I think other people have more, but those are good. For the DSOs that can be asked about I usually use http://chandra.harvard.edu/, AAVSO.org, or if I can't find anything there then I look it up on google. I also somtimes look at apod.com to learn some random objects/they usually have the DSOs somewhere. Hope that helps.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby zyzzyva980 » June 25th, 2012, 10:03 am

Don't forget the Astronomy Wiki, which also has a lot of good resources.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » June 26th, 2012, 8:55 am

I'd also like to add HyperPhysics. It's not a standalone resource, but it's very good as a supplement to other resources. Plus, Astrophysics is only one of the physics-related topics the site goes into.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby AlphaTauri » July 15th, 2012, 9:17 pm

syo_astro and myself, being astronomy geeks with nothing else to do over the summer, have decided to start a blog geared towards SciO Astronomy. We'll try to cover all the major topics in the event as well as provide some tips for competition. We don't have much material written yet, but we'll get there.

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Re: Astronomy C

Postby Cheesy Pie » July 16th, 2012, 9:28 pm

Thanks! Even though I'm going into 8th grade this year, I'll probably use it. ;)
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby syo_astro » July 18th, 2012, 10:43 am

Just for people who don't want to check it everyday, we will probably at least try to make one post a week. Sundays will probably be the day, but we will see. We are still trying to work on parts of it/making it so we can post regularly. Hope you all like it and give feedback.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby SilverNight » July 18th, 2012, 11:12 am

I think it's a great idea! You guys get to review and at the same time help others. :D

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Re: Astronomy C

Postby AlphaTauri » July 21st, 2012, 10:01 pm

Just for people who don't want to check it everyday, we will probably at least try to make one post a week. Sundays will probably be the day, but we will see. We are still trying to work on parts of it/making it so we can post regularly. Hope you all like it and give feedback.
And syo of course means "Sunday/Monday at midnight EDT" and "Thursday at noon EDT". ;) (That's our schedule at least for the summer; once the school year starts, we'll probably have to go to one post a week just because otherwise we won't be able to keep up.)

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The more feedback we get (here, on the blog itself, wherever), the better we can make it.
If anyone is interested in guest-writing for us, or maybe even joining us full time, that would be awesome, especially if you have years of Astronomy wisdom to pass on.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » July 22nd, 2012, 4:50 pm

I can try guest writing sometime, sounds like fun. I don't know if I have the time to become a full-time partner, but some things here and there should be okay.
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