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Post by Sheogorath » September 1st, 2008, 6:37 pm

So I haven't gotten the rules yet, what is Astronomy on this year? Please do not tell me it is variable stars again.
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Re: Astronomy

Post by sciolykid101 » September 1st, 2008, 6:38 pm

Sorry, the topic is Variable Stars.
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Re: Astronomy

Post by Sheogorath » September 1st, 2008, 6:42 pm

Urg! Three years in a row is too much!
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Re: Astronomy

Post by Earthsci_dude » September 4th, 2008, 9:17 pm

ugh :|

variable stars again? :shock:

well, i guess i dont have to make a whole new binder xD... but a new topic would make it more exciting.
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Re: Astronomy

Post by eak227 » September 4th, 2008, 9:44 pm

What are the DSOs like this year? Are they fun/interesting?
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Re: Astronomy

Post by tad_k_22 » September 5th, 2008, 1:10 pm

They seem very similar to the ones two years ago. Heck, mira and betelgeuse are back, even.
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Re: Astronomy

Post by tweedlebeetle » September 9th, 2008, 3:43 pm

Oh man are you kidding?! And after I threw away my sophomore binder....

I haven't received the rules yet- does it look like the same format, DSOs/ general knowledge? Because the past few years, NY regionals and states have had this thing against star IDs, and you get less then a page of questions on the part you really studied...
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Re: Astronomy

Post by tad_k_22 » September 11th, 2008, 5:06 pm

It's pretty much exactly the same as last year's rules, with new DSOs and a couple "new" types of variable stars (the majority of them were from 2 years ago). And wow, all astro tests i've taken are half DSO/variables applications, just like the nationals ones are. But one page of DSOs may not necessarily be bad as they could incorporate more variable star knowledge and astrophysics concepts into the test and make you work more with light curves and O-C diagrams.
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Re: Astronomy

Post by Sheogorath » September 12th, 2008, 1:26 pm

Does anyone have any information on O-C diagrams? Preferably like a lab I could do, we started to understand how to get them, but we don't have any resources for finding them.
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Re: Astronomy

Post by eak227 » September 12th, 2008, 3:12 pm

What do you mean by "started to understand how to get them?"

I can help if you define what you need.
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