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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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Whiting, IN - Astro (1st), 4N6 (2nd), Fermi (2nd)
Boyceville, WI - Astro (3rd), 4N6 (1st)
Belvidere, IL - 4N6 (1st), Fermi (2nd)
WSU, OH - 4N6 (12th)
Loyola, IL - 4N6 (1st), Fermi (1st), TPS (3rd)
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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

pjgscioisamazing wrote: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

smartkid222 wrote:
pjgscioisamazing wrote: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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Re: Astronomy C

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Re: Astronomy C

Postby RandomPerson » July 21st, 2010, 3:13 pm

AlphaTauri wrote:Did anyone else read about the hypergiant star that was just discovered in the LMC?

Yeah I saw that too actually, though the name is a little misleading. Some red giants are bigger than this one, although this discovered star is incredibly massive.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby lllazar » July 23rd, 2010, 9:43 pm

What does astronomy involve? Im considering doing it this year seeing as its probably on top of the list of study events that everyone else on my team hates and doesn't want to, and if they are forced to do it, will miserable fail.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby smartkid222 » July 24th, 2010, 9:37 am

Astronomy involves a couple components next year
- General astronomy knowledge- What's a supernova, black hole, the distance ladder, the H-R diagram
--astronomy knowlege relating to galaxies
- DSO- the give you specific objects that you need to know everything about
- math- you need to be able to do math relating to astronomy (i.e. dopplershift)
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby salcedam » August 1st, 2010, 7:26 pm

When do official rules usually come out? September?
2011 - 2012 Season Results:
Whiting, IN - Astro (1st), 4N6 (2nd), Fermi (2nd)
Boyceville, WI - Astro (3rd), 4N6 (1st)
Belvidere, IL - 4N6 (1st), Fermi (2nd)
WSU, OH - 4N6 (12th)
Loyola, IL - 4N6 (1st), Fermi (1st), TPS (3rd)
OCC Regional - 4N6 (1st), Fermi (1st)
UCF Nationals - 4N6 (8th)

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Re: Astronomy C

Postby lllazar » August 6th, 2010, 8:41 pm

Yes the rules come out in september...To start studying for this event, would you suggest getting a basic textbook or just researching stuff online.

Also, what kinds of mathematical/astronomy concepts will we need to understand....like would we be asked to find distances between 2 points (such as stars) based on another point? Would geometry play an important role?
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Fossils (Regionals ~1st) (State ~6th)
Towers (Regionals ~1st) (State ~3rd)
Helicopter (Regionals -3rd gahhh) (State ~5th)
Wind Power (Regionals ~1st) (State ~3rd TIERED!)

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Re: Astronomy C

Postby paleonaps » August 7th, 2010, 8:41 am

Geometry probably plays an important role.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby salcedam » August 8th, 2010, 7:18 pm

lllazar wrote:Yes the rules come out in september...To start studying for this event, would you suggest getting a basic textbook or just researching stuff online.

Also, what kinds of mathematical/astronomy concepts will we need to understand....like would we be asked to find distances between 2 points (such as stars) based on another point? Would geometry play an important role?

I would start out with a basic textbook on astronomy. In terms of mathematical concepts, they would test stuff like the distance between two starts in a binary start system or the parallax of a star and other such things so yes, geometry does play a certain role, but not wholly important.
2011 - 2012 Season Results:
Whiting, IN - Astro (1st), 4N6 (2nd), Fermi (2nd)
Boyceville, WI - Astro (3rd), 4N6 (1st)
Belvidere, IL - 4N6 (1st), Fermi (2nd)
WSU, OH - 4N6 (12th)
Loyola, IL - 4N6 (1st), Fermi (1st), TPS (3rd)
OCC Regional - 4N6 (1st), Fermi (1st)
UCF Nationals - 4N6 (8th)

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Re: Astronomy C

Postby lllazar » August 10th, 2010, 6:49 pm

Basic anatomy textbook eh...any recomendaciones?
2011 Season Events~

Fossils (Regionals ~1st) (State ~6th)
Towers (Regionals ~1st) (State ~3rd)
Helicopter (Regionals -3rd gahhh) (State ~5th)
Wind Power (Regionals ~1st) (State ~3rd TIERED!)

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Re: Astronomy C

Postby E Edgar » August 14th, 2010, 1:48 pm

I know this has been said before but does anyone know when and/or where the 2010 national astronomy test will be posted?
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Technical Problem Solving: 6th
Fossils: 8th


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