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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 (Reach for the Stars) help session will be on Sunday, February 18, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory.  We need people to email Scott Jackson (jacksixastro@gmail.com) or call the observatory (654-6407) to let him know if they are coming.  Drivers should be at Mt. Cuba Observatory by 2:30 pm to pick up their students.  The help file for this session can be downloaded from this link.  The help file is a PDF file and it requires the free Acrobat Reader application.

The Junior High Division B (Solar System) help session will be on Sunday, February 25, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory.  We need people to email Scott Jackson (jacksixastro@gmail.com) or call the observatory (654-6407) to let him know if they are coming.  Drivers should be at Mt. Cuba Observatory by 2:30 pm to pick up their students.  The help file for this session can be downloaded from this link.  The help file is a PDF file and it requires the free Acrobat Reader application.

The Division A help session for the Science Olympiad Astronomy event is on Sunday, March 18th at 1 pm at Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory. Every student that is at the help session MUST BE accompanied by an adult who is responsible for that student.  More than one student per adult is allowed. Please have the coaches/ parents email Scott Jackson (jacksixastro@gmail.com) to let me know if they are coming to the help session. I want to avoid having a student dropped off and then not being picked up until well after the help session is over.  That has happened in the past. The help file for this session can be downloaded from this link.  The help file is a PDF file and it requires the free Acrobat Reader application.

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.  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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Last revised: March 13, 2018

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