REACH FOR THE STARS - Division B
Students will demonstrate an understanding and basic knowledge of the properties and evolution of stars, open clusters and globular clusters, and normal and star-forming galaxies.
Added 01/12/12 No red-filtered flashlight required. That is listed with the idea that the event is held in a planetarium. Neither Rancho Bernardo HS nor Bernardo Heights MS have a planetarium.
Added 11/17/11 Official Rule Clarification: (11/09/11): The correct spelling of Canes Venatici is with an "i" at the end not an "a".
Question: Are the students expected to know about dynamics/physics related to double star systems?
Answer: No ... the students will not have to know about the dynamics/physics related to double star systems.
Question: Sample Performance Tasks a, it says "Given the properties and/or spectra of stars and deep sky objects, participants will identify their proper placement on an HR diagram." Are students expected to memorize/recognize stars by spectra (diagram of intensity by wavelength)? Or by spectral type, e.g., O, B, A, F, G,
Answer: Students will be expected to recognize stars by their spectral types (O,B,A,F,G,K, M), not by their spectra.