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Re: Astronomy C

Postby BYHscioly » September 9th, 2012, 5:52 pm

Hey does anyone know what the DSO's are this year? I know the rules manuals came out but we haven't ordered them yet.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby Schrodingerscat » September 9th, 2012, 6:22 pm

Hey does anyone know what the DSO's are this year? I know the rules manuals came out but we haven't ordered them yet.
I am not sure if anyone has received the rules yet. Personally I would speculate that the only DSOs that might repeat are star forming regions due to the topic change from low to high mass stars.

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Re: Astronomy C

Postby rfscoach » September 12th, 2012, 4:21 pm

Rules seem to be delayed (grrrr.) Donna Young, the National Event Supervisor for Astronomy posted her powerpoint from the summer coaches institute here http://www.aavso.org/science-olympiad-2012 . It includes the list of objects for this year.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby XJcwolfyX » October 17th, 2012, 6:09 pm

What event is most similar to Astronomy? Well, not similar, but overlapping or relevant topics?
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby AlphaTauri » October 17th, 2012, 6:31 pm

The only thing close is Div B Reach - Astro happens to be focusing on stellar evolution this year, but that's not always the case ('twas AGNs/galaxies for a few years, and varstars before that). TPS might touch on a few of the straight physics eqs (circular motion, escape velocity, etc), and Fermi might help just a bit with unit conversions, but Astro really is like nothing else.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby XJcwolfyX » October 17th, 2012, 6:33 pm

Ah, ok, thanks. I need a third event to do, and I really would like a semi-overlap.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby syo_astro » October 17th, 2012, 7:13 pm

Well, I'll say that the event certainly won't completely overlap with any other events. It kind of is in a league of its own. But just to add, I'd say earth science or physics-like events, like circuits, geomaps, dyplan, TPS, study portion of maglev, maybe parts of matsci, remote, thermo, rocks, you may liken with it. Not necessarily for the exact overlap in the aspect of concepts or format, but the general aspect that it is studying physical processes that are quite interesting. Fermi is the other event which also has the overlap of very large or small numbers.

In general, it is always best to just take a look at all the events, and see which ones interest you. Sometimes you may like astronomy, but you find that another unrelated event you like. I know Alpha has done Forensics, and I've done Microbes, so it's up to you.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby Flavorflav » October 18th, 2012, 3:40 am

Remote varies greatly from test to test, but there is often a great deal of Astronomy on it - EM spectrum stuff, satellites etc. Not stellar evolution, but still Astronomy.

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Re: Astronomy C

Postby XJcwolfyX » October 28th, 2012, 9:11 am

Why is there a slash between the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex and Antares if they are two different objects?

And what is the Antares Region and where is it located in Scorpius?
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