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Re: Reach For The Stars

Post by WeWillRemember » May 12th, 2009, 5:25 pm

Yea, thats what i was thinking too. I didnt think the star charts were that excellent either, but i could still tell what they were.
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Re: Reach For The Stars

Post by pjgscioisamazing » May 12th, 2009, 5:32 pm

WeWillRemember wrote:Yea, thats what i was thinking too. I didnt think the star charts were that excellent either, but i could still tell what they were.
i think teh probalem was that it was a circumpolar view going all the way down to the celestial equator. That made some of the equatorial constellations quite... distorted lol. Well, whatever, it didn't seem to affect me much... I still got 5th last year :)
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Re: Reach For The Stars

Post by 49ers » May 13th, 2009, 12:46 pm

pjgscioisamazing wrote:
49ers wrote:I didn't like the PA State test...
They asked you to identify a star's type by giving you apparent color and lightyears from earth!!!
It was insanely hard!!!
That's not even in the rules!!!
What do you mean by type?
I meant like the stars size and color!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by EastStroudsburg13 » May 13th, 2009, 1:07 pm

Well color you could probably figure out by estimating redshift. Size I'm not completely sure if they only provided apparent color and lightyears.
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Re: Reach For The Stars

Post by crabnebula143 » May 14th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Srry, 49ers.... :oops: :oops: :oops:


Well, I think that if you know where it is on the HR diagram, then you kinda know everything required on the test.
eg: sun.
middle-ish kinda shifted toward the right, on the main sequence:

you know
its yellow
its an average/smaller star
its a G type star
you know the luminosity (1)... etc....

same thing for the rest of the stars.
.... I think....
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Re: Reach For the Stars Test Format

Post by kjhsscioly » May 14th, 2009, 7:21 pm

for us, typically, some have lines, others don't, however, it is best to know all the constellations because , even if the test gives lines, they are often differently configured than those on your sheet or in your memory

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Re: Reach For The Stars

Post by Juce7 » May 16th, 2009, 4:30 pm

that stinks
i kinda memorized all the stars and their basic characteristics
Ex. Ly from earth, Age, where it was on the evolutionary track, apparent mag.
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Re: Reach For The Stars

Post by crabnebula143 » May 17th, 2009, 10:38 am

How was the national star test????
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Re: Reach For The Stars

Post by pjgscioisamazing » May 17th, 2009, 3:29 pm

crabnebula143 wrote:How was the national star test????
It was set up really nicely, but WAY to easy. I ended up getting 4th ( :D :D :D ) But the top 6 teams in Reach were probably separated by about 10 points, since the test was so easy...
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Re: Reach For The Stars

Post by Uranium235 » May 17th, 2009, 4:35 pm

pjgscioisamazing wrote:
crabnebula143 wrote:How was the national star test????
It was set up really nicely, but WAY to easy. I ended up getting 4th ( :D :D :D ) But the top 6 teams in Reach were probably separated by about 10 points, since the test was so easy...
There were one or two hard questions, but that was it. What made it so easy was the fact that the stars of the constellations were inlined, making the identification segment of the test very simple
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