Div C – High School
NC Essential Standards Alignment:
Event Score Sheet:
National Event Page:
Something to write with.
This may be a station or a sit-down test. It may also be done as a powerpoint or inside a planetarium, but these are far less common. Teams may be viewing any combination of models, pictures, diagrams/charts, or recorded/written descriptions. They will then be asked to answer questions (multiple choice, fill in the blank, short answer, etc), label diagrams, make graphs, etc. related to the information.
Laptops WILL BE allowed in all NC astronomy events this year. Competitors will not be allowed to access the internet during the event.
High score wins. Questions are worth a pre-assigned number of points. Predetermined questions will be used to break ties.
-Contact Community Colleges and Universities near you to see what special events they are hosting. Many have planetariums or host stargazing nights, or will take you on a tour of their facility.
State Astronomy Test from 2016
2018 Astronomy Event Webinar
2018 Webinar Transcript
2018 DSO Images
2018 DSO Image Descriptions
Wright Center for Science Education Sample Exams
Properties of Stars – SAS Curriculum Pathways
Exploratorium– Astronomy and Space
Solar System scale calculator
A little inspiration from an NC State astrophysicist