SimplyNeedLogic wrote:How do you guys study for Astronomy? It's my first year doing it and I don't know where to start. Are there any study books/guides/textbooks worthy of buying or should I just use Google?
Well, I'd recommend the following:
Read the rules and understand the event/see if you have any questions.
Google around for every single bit of the rules, try to find at least one non-wikipedia website for everything if you can, but also use wikipedia to increase your search and use it as well.
In this topic (as in "Astronomy C" on this forum that you are reading), the first post contains multiple useful links. The scioly wiki (top-right-hand corner of this website...), past tests, past astro topic forums. They're all useful
I'll also throw my and Alpha's blog on the list: http://onwardtotheedge.wordpress.com/
. Any recommendations are always welcome
As for textbooks I'll lastly recommend Carroll and Ostlie (we noted it in the preparing for competition part of the blog). I believe it's called fully An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics by Carroll and Ostlie
. It covers effectively THE WHOLE event ASIDE FROM THE DSOs (WHICH WILL BE ASKED ABOUT AND SHOULD BE RESEARCHED).
If you want me to reiterate any of this I can, but I hope this helps.
Edit: Maybe should say look through topics as applicable...Galaxies and AGNs may not be as applicable as last year's topic and varstars. Still, you could read through since concepts like standard candles for distance carry over with galaxies, and AGNs could have slight links to this year's event with massive remnants like black holes. But the last statement still applies, hope this helps.
B: Crave the Wave, Environmental Chemistry, Robo-Cross, Meteorology, Physical Science Lab, Solar System, DyPlan (E and V), Shock Value
C: Microbe Mission, DyPlan (Earth's Fresh Waters), Fermi Questions, GeoMaps, Gravity Vehicle, Scrambler, Rocks, Astronomy
Grad: Writing Tests/Supervising (NY/MI)