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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 17th, 2019, 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory.  Drivers should be at Mt. Cuba Observatory by 2:30 pm to pick up their students.  We need people to email Scott Jackson (jacksixastro@gmail.com) or call the observatory (654-6407) to let him know if they are coming.  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.

The Junior High Division B (Solar System) help session will be on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019, 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory.  Drivers should be at Mt. Cuba Observatory by 2:30 pm to pick up their students.  We need people to email Scott Jackson (jacksixastro@gmail.com) or call the observatory (654-6407) to let him know if they are coming.  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.

The Division A help session for the Science Olympiad Astronomy event that was scheduled for Sunday, March 31st, 2019, at 1 pm at Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory has been cancelled. 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.

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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