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Re: Astronomy C

Postby TheBalticSea » March 17th, 2010, 5:39 pm

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.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby pjgscioisamazing » March 17th, 2010, 5:52 pm

As long as there's no connection to the internet you should be fine.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby Oglop_Master » March 18th, 2010, 12:23 pm

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.

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Re: Astronomy C

Postby smarticle13 » March 18th, 2010, 5:44 pm

does astronomy focus on stars and galaxies, or planets and other astronomical objects?
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby smartkid222 » March 18th, 2010, 7:54 pm

this year's topic is galaxies.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby smarticle13 » March 19th, 2010, 4:43 am

this year's topic is galaxies.
Oh, that's cool. So its like a variation of Reach for the Stars.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » March 19th, 2010, 6:43 am

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.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby smarticle13 » March 19th, 2010, 9:47 am

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.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby walkingstyx » March 19th, 2010, 11:54 am

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.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby pjgscioisamazing » March 21st, 2010, 1:30 pm

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?
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby manutd94 » March 21st, 2010, 2:25 pm

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?
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby pjgscioisamazing » March 21st, 2010, 2:28 pm

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?
Yes, it's the Orion Spur, which is a minor spiral arm (major arms are Perseus Arm, Sagittarius Arm, Centaurus Arm and Cygnus Arm).
Ok, that's what I thought, thanks! :D
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby pjgscioisamazing » March 21st, 2010, 5:25 pm

Also, there was a multiple choice question about our local group and the choices were that its:

A) An irregular group within a supercluster
B) A regular group within a supercluster
C) An irregular group not in a supercluster
D) A regular group not in a supercluster

OR something to that effect

I know that we are in a supercluster (Virgo Supercluster), but I don't know if our group is irregular or regular... Anyone know out there?
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby Flavorflav » March 22nd, 2010, 9:42 am

Also, there was a multiple choice question about our local group and the choices were that its:

A) An irregular group within a supercluster
B) A regular group within a supercluster
C) An irregular group not in a supercluster
D) A regular group not in a supercluster

OR something to that effect

I know that we are in a supercluster (Virgo Supercluster), but I don't know if our group is irregular or regular... Anyone know out there?
Well, it's shaped like a dog bone or a dumbbell. My guess, that would count as irregular.

What did you think of the test overall?

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Re: Astronomy C

Postby celtics09 » March 22nd, 2010, 1:09 pm

I was wondering how you guys studied for state. Is there a website that helps you understand the normal/starburst galaxies, mid-sized and massive black holes, galatic structure, globular clusters, population 1&2 stars, degree of star formation, calucating periodicty or distance.

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