Reach For The Stars

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Re: Reach For The Stars

Post by Sheogorath » November 19th, 2008, 7:13 pm

I proctored this event last year and I have to suggest, if they're letting you bring a sheet of paper this year, bring one. The majority of teams didn't even bring any so utilize the help you can bring.
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Post by crabnebula143 » November 26th, 2008, 1:04 pm

does anyone know any good websites to study from :?: :?:
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Post by starpug » November 26th, 2008, 1:07 pm

Check the WIKI or soinc.org
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Re: Reach For The Stars

Post by Pleiades » November 26th, 2008, 1:16 pm

I like space.com
most of the stuff on there you probably don't need to know for the competition but in my state you do because everything space related is fair game. On space.com there is a night sky tab that is mostly on constellations. I find that pretty helpful.
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Re: Reach For The Stars

Post by rfscoach » November 26th, 2008, 2:34 pm

RFS study sites:

http://www.astro.uiuc.edu/~kaler/sow/sowlist.html

http://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/ Make your own star charts

http://www.funtrivia.com/quizzes/sci__t ... stars.html

http://www.bramboroson.com/astro/apr1.html Starts at April 1 with H-R diagrams. Hit the next button for following lesson notes through May 1

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Post by crabnebula143 » December 1st, 2008, 2:31 pm

thanks :D :D
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Post by justme6565 » December 5th, 2008, 11:37 am

I love this event!

A tip: knowing some mythology and/or Latin can help you with the Constalations.

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Re: Reach For The Stars

Post by eak227 » December 5th, 2008, 3:13 pm

If you want a great tool for constellations, check out the Worldwide Telescope. It will give you tons of other information as well. Definitely worth the download, I promise.
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Re: Reach For The Stars

Post by crabnebula143 » December 18th, 2008, 12:51 pm

does anyone know where to find good information about Wolf 359 :?: :?:

I'm having a lot of trouble finding information (help :!: )....
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Post by hatter madigan » December 19th, 2008, 5:08 am

Pleiades wrote:You have a good memory. Congrats on your surprise victory!! :D
My test was also full of opinionated questions. A few of them started with "What do you think..." Another question that threw me off guard was What was Henrietta Leavitt famous for observing? When i read that question i had one of those ' wow i know the answer but it's not coming to me' moments. While i was in my next event which was Crave the Wave i remembered what the answer was. I hate it when that happens. I was just completely unprepared for that test. I studied what was mentioned in the rules - constellations, stars, stellar evolution that stuff and then once i took it i noticed that it was nothing like that and had to take it all based on stuff that i watched on the discovery channel and science channel. We ended up only getting 4 questions wrong and getting 3rd place :D
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Is the test really hard? i have never done it before so i don't really know what kind of questions they have. :!: please help.
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