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Solar System

Postby SOninja » May 14th, 2009, 6:55 pm

Hi everyone!
As most of you probably know, Solar System is gonna be a 2011-2012 event.
I don't think there was a forum for this event ...?
Anyway, I love Reach for the Stars, but I don't know much about Solar System.
I'm starting to study for next year, so any help would be much appreciated!!! :D
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Postby crabnebula143 » May 14th, 2009, 7:21 pm

I know!!
I <3 stars!!! Good bye stars forever!!!


Anyway, I think that you could start to study the characteristics of the planets. Does anyone else know what to study??
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Re: Solar System

Postby kjhsscioly » May 14th, 2009, 7:26 pm

Kepler laws, comets, the oort cloud, extrasolar planets, the sun, dwarf planets (Pluto, Ceres, Eris), moons (specifically our own, and others of interest, like Io or Europa)

anything that can be found within the bounds of the oort cloud

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Postby crabnebula143 » May 14th, 2009, 7:32 pm

What are keppler's first two laws??
I've heard of the other one sooo much....

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Postby rocketman1555 » May 15th, 2009, 1:43 pm

they are about the orbits of the planets, mainly that they are eliptical

for solar system you basically need to know almost everything about the objects within the oort cloud, and keep up to date on current space missions and other astronomical discoveries. you should also be familiar with the constellations, but they aren't as important as in reach for the stars, you more need to know where in the sky planets are located at the time of your competitions
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Postby EastStroudsburg13 » May 15th, 2009, 1:59 pm

x_SOninja_x wrote:As most of you probably know, Solar System is gonna be a 2011-2012 event.

I'm thinking you probably mean 2010-2011. ;)
crabnebula143 wrote:What are keppler's first two laws??
I've heard of the other one sooo much....

thnx.

A little bit more on that...

The first law is that planets' orbits are ellipses

The second is more complex. In short, a line connecting the planet and the Sun sweeps out equal areas in equal units of time. This basically refers to that planets move faster closer to the perihelion (closest point to the Sun) and slower closer to the aphelion (furthest point from the Sun).
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Re: Solar System

Postby crabnebula143 » May 15th, 2009, 3:18 pm

EASTstroudsburg13 wrote:The first law is that planets' orbits are ellipses

The second is more complex. In short, a line connecting the planet and the Sun sweeps out equal areas in equal units of time. This basically refers to that planets move faster closer to the perihelion (closest point to the Sun) and slower closer to the aphelion (furthest point from the Sun).


Ok, thanx!! :D
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Postby soobsession » May 15th, 2009, 3:37 pm

EASTstroudsburg13 wrote:
x_SOninja_x wrote:As most of you probably know, Solar System is gonna be a 2011-2012 event.

I'm thinking you probably mean 2010-2011. ;)


i think x_SOninja_x meant 2009-2010 ;)

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Postby crabnebula143 » May 15th, 2009, 4:02 pm

soobsession wrote:
i think x_SOninja_x meant 2009-2010 ;)


Wait, isn't THIS year 2009?? Wouldn't the solar system be 2010-2011???

Does anyone have any good websites for this??? thnx.
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Re: Solar System

Postby Juce7 » May 15th, 2009, 5:04 pm

actually, this year was 2008/2009. that makes next year 2009/2010
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Re: Solar System

Postby Liv » May 15th, 2009, 5:19 pm

Oh! This is cool. Maybe I'll sign up for this event, wait is it for regional and is it for B.

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Postby gyourkoshaven » May 15th, 2009, 6:10 pm

What do you mean by for regional? And they do astronomy in C division.
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Postby rocketman1555 » May 15th, 2009, 6:28 pm

trajectoryroxs wrote:Oh! This is cool. Maybe I'll sign up for this event, wait is it for regional and is it for B.


its at all competition levels, and it is B
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Re: Solar System

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » May 16th, 2009, 5:03 am

soobsession wrote:
EASTstroudsburg13 wrote:
x_SOninja_x wrote:As most of you probably know, Solar System is gonna be a 2011-2012 event.

I'm thinking you probably mean 2010-2011. ;)


i think x_SOninja_x meant 2009-2010 ;)

Oh yeah, that's what I meant. lol :lol:

It will be interesting what the event does with dwarf planets, as they're fairly new and aren't really planets, so I'm not sure how in depth they'll go into them. I would expect Ceres, Pluto, and Eris to be in there, but if they'll go to any others is beyond me. I wouldn't be surprised if they asked for the difference between a planet and a dwarf planet, however.
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Re: Solar System

Postby SOninja » May 16th, 2009, 6:19 am

Ok first i gotta apologize for that 2011-2012 thing. It's 2009-2010... i don't know what i was thinking when i wrote that :oops:
And also, i found this java applet thing for kepler's second law if anyone wanted to see it.
http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr162/lect ... frame.html
I hope it works b/c i thought it was kinda cool :)
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