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Re: Astronomy C

Posted: March 17th, 2010, 5:39 pm
by TheBalticSea
At my regionals they didn't check anything too thoroughly-- I"m guessing they just enforced that rule by not making internet available. So, I would guess it's ok... but it may depend on the situation. You'd probably be safer copy+pasting the info onto a Word document.

Re: Astronomy C

Posted: March 17th, 2010, 5:52 pm
by pjgscioisamazing
As long as there's no connection to the internet you should be fine.

Re: Astronomy C

Posted: March 18th, 2010, 12:23 pm
by Oglop_Master
Thanks. I might just try to centralize all of the information in a word document, but if I run out of time, then I'll just leave it the way it is.

Re: Astronomy C

Posted: March 18th, 2010, 5:44 pm
by smarticle13
does astronomy focus on stars and galaxies, or planets and other astronomical objects?

Re: Astronomy C

Posted: March 18th, 2010, 7:54 pm
by smartkid222
this year's topic is galaxies.

Re: Astronomy C

Posted: March 19th, 2010, 4:43 am
by smarticle13
this year's topic is galaxies.
Oh, that's cool. So its like a variation of Reach for the Stars.

Re: Astronomy C

Posted: March 19th, 2010, 6:43 am
by EastStroudsburg13
Not really. Reach is more of observation of stars, their life cycle, and characteristics. Astronomy is much more math and celculations, as well as characteristics of specific objects and pictures.

Re: Astronomy C

Posted: March 19th, 2010, 9:47 am
by smarticle13
Not really. Reach is more of observation of stars, their life cycle, and characteristics. Astronomy is much more math and celculations, as well as characteristics of specific objects and pictures.
ah, I see. So its like a variation of solar system-with more charts and graphs etc.

Re: Astronomy C

Posted: March 19th, 2010, 11:54 am
by walkingstyx
Astronomy has aspects of both Reach for the Stars and Solar System, with a little more thrown in. If you want to get a feel for the event, look at some of the past nationals tests. It changes topics from year to year, but the essence is pretty much the same.
http://www.tufts.edu/as/wright_center/p ... astro.html

Re: Astronomy C

Posted: March 21st, 2010, 1:30 pm
by pjgscioisamazing
Which spiral arm is our solar system in? It was on my States test yesterday, and we weren't completely sure. I've heard that it's the Orion Spur, but does that count as an arm?