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Reach for the Stars B

Post by Jim_R » August 14th, 2012, 7:11 pm

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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Post by havenbro » August 30th, 2012, 1:22 pm

.... First post? Nice :D

I'm going to assume that the rules won't be changing much?
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Post by AlphaTauri » August 30th, 2012, 1:40 pm

See for yourself: http://www.aavso.org/sites/default/file ... 0Stars.ppt

(They do caution that these are based on draft rules, but as we all know, draft rules hardly ever change...)
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Post by havenbro » August 30th, 2012, 3:05 pm

Wow, more changes than I expected, atleast more than some past years. I'm happy to see that somebody decided to enter the New General Catalouge; there's multiple NGC objects on the list, which is a real change from last year. And then there's the North America Nebula, which is my favorite emission nebula, although it's incorrectly called the North American Nebula on the powerpoint... There's also the Helix Nebula.... which just happens to be my "avatar" thing
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Post by XJcwolfyX » September 3rd, 2012, 10:36 am

It looks like the event got a lot harder, glad I'm no longer in 8th grade. =)
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Post by havenbro » September 3rd, 2012, 3:17 pm

XJcwolfyX wrote:It looks like the event got a lot harder, glad I'm no longer in 8th grade. =)
I'm going into 9th grade yet I'm still in B division...
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Post by EastStroudsburg13 » September 3rd, 2012, 4:47 pm

Yeah, it depends on the school. Personally, I started Division C in 9th grade. Wolfy, if you think Reach is harder this year, I can guarantee you it'll get harder than that in Astronomy, if you plan on doing it eventually. ;)
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Post by havenbro » September 3rd, 2012, 5:48 pm

EASTstroudsburg13 wrote:Yeah, it depends on the school. Personally, I started Division C in 9th grade. Wolfy, if you think Reach is harder this year, I can guarantee you it'll get harder than that in Astronomy, if you plan on doing it eventually. ;)
My school is more competitive in B div than C anyway... And I just realized... There aren't any galaxies on the list this year... :o
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Post by Cheesy Pie » September 5th, 2012, 1:32 pm

EASTstroudsburg13 wrote:Yeah, it depends on the school. Personally, I started Division C in 9th grade. Wolfy, if you think Reach is harder this year, I can guarantee you it'll get harder than that in Astronomy, if you plan on doing it eventually. ;)
Meh, for me, astronomy-related events are EXTREMELY easy. Summer before 7th grade, I was absolutely obsessed with astronomy. Also, is there a really major theme this year?
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Post by foreverphysics » September 5th, 2012, 1:38 pm

I don't know if there is ever a "theme" other than "astronomy". But I'm really looking forward to this year--NGC catalog! And those radiation laws...yessss. It's just the HR diagrams that bother me.
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