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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby AlphaTauri » September 8th, 2012, 10:34 am

Optics! Oh man, this means this will be even better this year.
Also, anyone notice that we have to do radiation laws as well?
I learned more about optics this summer from studying astronomy than I ever knew doing the Optics event for the last two years... And what do you mean by radiation laws? That's kind of a broad term...?
Radiation laws I would guess means Stefan-Boltzmann, Wien's Law, Inverse Square Law, LRT, etc. Nothing too difficult like Planck's Radiation Law - that's at the limit for Astronomy, and if they expect you to know it in Reach (aside from perhaps knowing what it is) I'd be very surprised indeed.
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby havenbro » September 8th, 2012, 12:14 pm

Optics! Oh man, this means this will be even better this year.
Also, anyone notice that we have to do radiation laws as well?
I learned more about optics this summer from studying astronomy than I ever knew doing the Optics event for the last two years... And what do you mean by radiation laws? That's kind of a broad term...?
Radiation laws I would guess means Stefan-Boltzmann, Wien's Law, Inverse Square Law, LRT, etc. Nothing too difficult like Planck's Radiation Law - that's at the limit for Astronomy, and if they expect you to know it in Reach (aside from perhaps knowing what it is) I'd be very surprised indeed.
I'd be surprised if they decided to put some of those laws in RFTS, that's the kind of thing I think about with astronomy, and it doesn't really fit with the event..
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby slytherin » October 1st, 2012, 5:58 pm

Hi, this my first year in science olympiad. My older sister did it, but she hated RFTS. Any tips? or good websites? I've been having trouble finding good pictures with the stars and deep sky objects and constellations drawn out on the web, help is much appreciated!!! :)
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby foreverphysics » October 1st, 2012, 6:51 pm

Hi, this my first year in science olympiad. My older sister did it, but she hated RFTS. Any tips? or good websites? I've been having trouble finding good pictures with the stars and deep sky objects and constellations drawn out on the web, help is much appreciated!!! :)
The wiki. Also, Alpha's and syo's blog, http://onwardtotheedge.wordpress.com.
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby slytherin » October 2nd, 2012, 3:00 pm

i can't find the evolutionary stage of NGC 281 anywhere, does anyone know a good site to find evolutionary stages?
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby foreverphysics » October 2nd, 2012, 3:11 pm

i can't find the evolutionary stage of NGC 281 anywhere, does anyone know a good site to find evolutionary stages?
I would say something along the lines of "Google is your friend", but you've probably already tried that. Usually, I just use Stellarium or Starry Night Sky, both of which provide a crapload of info.
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby ReBobville » October 24th, 2012, 1:00 pm

i can't find the evolutionary stage of NGC 281 anywhere, does anyone know a good site to find evolutionary stages?

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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby havenbro » November 6th, 2012, 9:46 am

Does anybody know where to find information on the Pulsar G359.23-0.82? I don't know much about it, apart from the fact that it is a Pulsar. There's no Wikipedia article on it, and Google isn't giving me a satisyfying result....
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » November 6th, 2012, 10:24 am

I'm getting some good results by just putting in G359.23-0.82, without the "Pulsar" in front. Note: this is normally the sort of thing you'll have to do in Astronomy to find satisfactory results on the DSO's. ;)
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby foreverphysics » November 6th, 2012, 10:29 am

Does anybody know where to find information on the Pulsar G359.23-0.82? I don't know much about it, apart from the fact that it is a Pulsar. There's no Wikipedia article on it, and Google isn't giving me a satisyfying result....
Its nickname is "The Mouse", and NASA has a pretty good page on it. There are other resources, like this, or this. I'm fairly certain that there is tons of info out there; you just have to find it.
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