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Science Olympiad Reach for the Stars Help Sessions

At Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory

M1 (Crab Nebula) - Nebula (infrared, optical, radio, and X-ray images

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The Senior High School Division C (Astronomy) help session will be on Sunday, February 23th, 2020, 2:00 to 3:00 PM at Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory.  Drivers should be at Mt. Cuba Observatory by 3:00 pm to pick up their students. The help files for this session can be downloaded, when available, from link and webinar.  The help file is a PDF file and it requires the free Acrobat Reader application.

The Junior High Division B (Reach for the Stars) help session will be on Sunday, March 15rd, 2020, 2:00 to 3:00 PM at Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory.  Drivers should be at Mt. Cuba Observatory by 3:00 pm to pick up their students.  The help files for this session can be downloaded, when available, from link. The help files are PDF files and require the free Acrobat Reader application.

The Elementary School Division A (Reach for the Stars) help session for the Science Olympiad Astronomy event will be hled on April 5, 2020 st from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Mount Cuba Astronomical Observataory. Drivers should be at Mt. Cuba Observatory by 3:00 pm to pick up their students.  The help file for this session can be downloaded, when available, from this link. The help file is a PDF file and it requires the free Acrobat Reader application.

For Division A, please consider using free planetarium software for your laptop to practice finding the require objects on the list provided in the rules.   Good free software is available at Stellarium which can be found at http://stellarium.org/ .

And one more reminder.  For Division A, the room at the competition will be DARK and the students will need a red flashlight.  A normal flash light with red plastic over the light works great and is very inexpensive. Students have brought red laser pointers to the competition in the past.  Red laser pointers DO NOT WORK and will cause eye damage!!!!!

Please do not get lost getting to the Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory.  It is NOT Mount Cuba Center as most GPSs would lead you to believe. For your GPS use 1610 Hillside Mill Road.

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