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Re: Astronomy

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » May 6th, 2009, 1:06 pm

What would they change it to? The solar system? Star and constellation identification? I wouldn't be surprised if it was kept the same, even though I agree it has been kept the same for too long. I would really like to see it change to identification though, because that's my strength. :D
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Re: Astronomy

Postby tad_k_22 » May 6th, 2009, 1:48 pm

Galaxies and Cosmology. The event is meant to be run on 3-year cycles.
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Re: Astronomy

Postby gogofofo » May 6th, 2009, 7:58 pm

The topic is going to be variable stars next year, this year's rules say that Epsilon Aurigae is going to be a DSO again next year. Not to mention the National Director is a member of the AAVSO (American Association of Variable Star Observers).
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Re: Astronomy

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » May 7th, 2009, 1:21 pm

Well, it says that epsilon aurigae will be covered, but overall they could have a different focus. Plus they could work that into Galaxies and Cosmology anyway.
The event is meant to be run on 3-year cycles.
What are the cycles? Are there any others besides variables and the one I just mentioned?
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Re: Astronomy

Postby tad_k_22 » May 7th, 2009, 4:09 pm

Stellar Evolution, it ended in 2006. Was Galaxies and Cosmology before that, I believe. Might be wrong on the 2nd part.
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Re: Astronomy

Postby pjgscioisamazing » May 7th, 2009, 4:15 pm

Wait, so it might not be Variable stars next year???
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Re: Astronomy

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » May 8th, 2009, 12:35 pm

That seems to be the case. I wonder if I'll be good at the new topic, it sounds cool! :D That is, of course, if it actually changes. :|
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Re: Astronomy

Postby pjgscioisamazing » May 8th, 2009, 3:37 pm

That seems to be the case. I wonder if I'll be good at the new topic, it sounds cool! :D That is, of course, if it actually changes. :|
I really hope it changes.
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Re: Astronomy

Postby leadoxide » May 24th, 2009, 10:08 am

They released the 2009 Astronomy National Test here: http://www.tufts.edu/as/wright_center/p ... astro.html

This test seems pretty easy...the Ohio State test was much, much harder.
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