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Re: Astronomy C

Postby walkingstyx » May 23rd, 2010, 5:49 pm

There wasn't an especially strong focus on anything this year, though there was some ds9 software analysis again, and the normal questions you would expect about the DSOs and simple math. The test was a little different this year, as they had one more supervisor than before. It was also really hard, 20% longer than last year with more short essays and more hard/conceptual math. Without a doubt the hardest test I've ever taken, and one of the better ones too.
I remember a few questions, one about the density needed to become a black hole, one about a recent spectrum of epsilon aurigae, one about the distance modulus and cepheid period luminosity relation, a few conceptual ones about the shape of galaxies and the Tully-Fisher relation, a few about Stephan-Boltzmann's law.
Did anyone else here sign up to help with writing the test next year?
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby pjgscioisamazing » May 23rd, 2010, 5:54 pm

I wasn't sure if I heard correctly or not, but did the Event Supervisor say that the event will or will not be on the Wright Center?
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby walkingstyx » May 23rd, 2010, 5:59 pm

I don't remember him actually saying anything about that, but i don't know why they wouldn't put it up this year.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby E Edgar » May 23rd, 2010, 6:03 pm

There was a note on the front page saying the test would be posted on a website but it did not specify which. I would assume tufts.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby smartkid222 » May 24th, 2010, 1:06 pm

Did anyone else here sign up to help with writing the test next year?
They asked people for help writing the test?!
and thanks so much for answering my question.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby salcedam » May 26th, 2010, 5:55 pm

GAH! I really want to know the DSOs for next year...I wish it didn't take so long. XD
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby pjgscioisamazing » May 26th, 2010, 7:34 pm

I wish they would put up the event! :o I still kinda remember my answers, so I wanna see what I got wrong/right
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby yousmellchinese123 » June 12th, 2010, 5:04 pm

Can someone help me with a website or something on the basic math used in Astro.
I did astro this year and my mind pretty much was blank on the math section, so I want to get better for next year.
I need help on things that usually pop up because I have no clue what to do actually, things like parallax and changing of units. I had the formula sheet from the wiki, and knew the variables but I had no application skills ):

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Re: Astronomy C

Postby smartkid222 » July 3rd, 2010, 6:48 pm

I wish they would put up the event! :o I still kinda remember my answers, so I wanna see what I got wrong/right
when do they usually put it up in previous years? After they publish the test packet on the soinc website?
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby pjgscioisamazing » July 3rd, 2010, 7:57 pm

I wish they would put up the event! :o I still kinda remember my answers, so I wanna see what I got wrong/right
when do they usually put it up in previous years? After they publish the test packet on the soinc website?
They normally have it up pretty quickly, but they aren't using wright center anymore, so they don't know when they will put it up
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