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Re: Solar System

Posted: May 15th, 2009, 5:19 pm
by Liv
Oh! This is cool. Maybe I'll sign up for this event, wait is it for regional and is it for B.

Re: Solar System

Posted: May 15th, 2009, 6:10 pm
by gyourkoshaven
What do you mean by for regional? And they do astronomy in C division.

Re: Solar System

Posted: May 15th, 2009, 6:28 pm
by rocketman1555
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

Re: Solar System

Posted: May 16th, 2009, 5:03 am
by EastStroudsburg13
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.

Re: Solar System

Posted: May 16th, 2009, 6:19 am
by SOninja
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 :)

Re: Solar System

Posted: May 17th, 2009, 6:59 am
by Allirog24
It didn't work for me. :(

Re: Solar System

Posted: May 18th, 2009, 1:07 pm
by EastStroudsburg13
Do you have Java? You need it in order for the applet to work. It's pretty cool though. If they ask you to explain Kepler's Second Law though, you're probably going to have to mention how the line connecting the planet to the Sun spreads out equal areas in equal increments of time. But that pretty much specifies the baics, and it's really cool!

Re: Solar System

Posted: May 18th, 2009, 1:10 pm
by crabnebula143
It doesn't work for me either. :cry:

Re: Solar System

Posted: May 18th, 2009, 1:37 pm
by Helix_Nebula_Freak
I'm going to do this event! I like stars better, but if it's in space, I like it. I love studying the heavans, and I'm glad for a change... I mean there's only so much you can learn about stars...

Re: Solar System

Posted: May 18th, 2009, 1:47 pm
by SOninja
Is there a good Solar System glossary out there? Could someone help me find one?
The only thing it said on the wiki was "good glossary full of astronomical terms".
I did see the glossary from one of the links on the bottom (website called nineplanets)
but it had all these random non-relevant definitions in it, like William Shakespeare and Congress. :?