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Re: Astronomy C

Postby pb5754[] » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:57 pm

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pb5754[] wrote:I don't know if this has been mentioned anywhere, but are we allowed to use a wireless mouse? Just wondering...

I used a wireless mouse and didn't run into any complaints from event supervisors.

OK Thanks!
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby syo_astro » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:11 pm

pb5754[] wrote:
Adi1008 wrote:
pb5754[] wrote:I don't know if this has been mentioned anywhere, but are we allowed to use a wireless mouse? Just wondering...

I used a wireless mouse and didn't run into any complaints from event supervisors.

OK Thanks!


Something something this forum is not the place for official clarifications? That said, this is a pretty niche question that probably most wouldn't think about...so send in an FAQ? I guess you could argue an annoyed ES with the flash drive FAQ, but it's better to ask just in case.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby pb5754[] » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:22 pm

syo_astro wrote:
pb5754[] wrote:
Adi1008 wrote:I used a wireless mouse and didn't run into any complaints from event supervisors.

OK Thanks!


Something something this forum is not the place for official clarifications? That said, this is a pretty niche question that probably most wouldn't think about...so send in an FAQ? I guess you could argue an annoyed ES with the flash drive FAQ, but it's better to ask just in case.

Oh yeah lol I forgot about the FAQs. I guess I'll send one in.

But would they actually check for FAQs after the season is over though?

EDIT: According to the SOINC FAQ page (https://www.soinc.org/events/frequently-asked-questions):
SOINC wrote:Clarifications & FAQs open October 1 and close May 1.

So I guess I'll (probably) have to wait until October 1st... :|
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby PM2017 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:22 pm

In regards to the conversation above, I've seen teams bring things like clipbaords, or desk extensions to place all their items. My partner was telling me she even saw one of these at state.

I'm not sure about the legality of these items, so since we are on this topic we might as well discuss these as well.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby Unome » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:59 pm

PM2017 wrote:In regards to the conversation above, I've seen teams bring things like clipbaords, or desk extensions to place all their items. My partner was telling me she even saw one of these at state.

I'm not sure about the legality of these items, so since we are on this topic we might as well discuss these as well.

I would say it's up to the event supervisor. Personally, I would not allow either of those. My limits on things outside of the rules basically comes down to pencils (and lead), erasers, and pencil sharpeners.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby syo_astro » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:16 pm

Unome wrote:
PM2017 wrote:In regards to the conversation above, I've seen teams bring things like clipbaords, or desk extensions to place all their items. My partner was telling me she even saw one of these at state.

I'm not sure about the legality of these items, so since we are on this topic we might as well discuss these as well.

I would say it's up to the event supervisor. Personally, I would not allow either of those. My limits on things outside of the rules basically comes down to pencils (and lead), erasers, and pencil sharpeners.


Agreed...I don't know how the rules could allow that or why you'd even want to sift through that much on the spot o.o. But...again, rules clarif / FAQ if one really finds it necessary?

I also agree that ESs react differently. I feel like most will try to spot issues right away and just take away any sketchy materials, but some are...notoriously less lenient (especially as the session goes on) to keep consistency.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby Neruos73 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:30 pm

Does Astronomy math require any calculus?
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby Unome » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:44 pm

Neruos73 wrote:Does Astronomy math require any calculus?

It should not, although in some places calculus may be helpful for a better conceptual understanding.
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