dreaminghigh wrote:Okay, this is my first year in Division C Astronomy(although I've been doing related topics since 5th grade) and I won first place; my school managed to be able to go to states: I've never been to states. So, I was wondering what type of questions do they ask at states? Is it any different than the regional tests - just a little more advanced? Or, do they focus more on the DSO's?
AlphaTauri wrote:My partner and I confused ourselves with one question that said "Which DSO pictures are composite images?" because we saw 3 composite images, but the question was worth 2 points. We ended up just writing down two of the three we thought were composites.
EASTstroudsburg13 wrote:Must... resist urge... to help Stroudsburg person....
Oh well. If you were one of the people on your team that took the regional test (and 8th is pretty decent, good job), something like that should be about what you would expect at states. Probably more advanced, with more calculations and in-depth stuff about AGN's and quasars, but other than that, it was a well-written test. Check the Astronomy Wiki for the basis of what you might expect if you're still a little confused.
EASTstroudsburg13 wrote:Thanks. It's just those blasted Athens people I can't seem to overcome. And after looking over the results, I've started to realize exactly how close we were. I'm hoping next year we get to the point where we beat Lehighton.
QuantumLeaper wrote:I did not do this event this year, but I really would like to do it next year. It's my first year in SO (my middle school did not do it ) and I was wondering what component of the astronomy test would be considered the most difficult so that I can prepare ahead of time. Thanks!
FullMetalMaple wrote:Also, for identifications, it can be difficult if you can't find good images. Definitely use NASA.
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