Can you recommend any resources for Astronomy?


by athena810
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athena810
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Jan24-13, 05:59 PM
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Hey!

I'm doing Science Olympiads and my category is Astronomy. We're allowed to bring in a laptop with whatever we want on it but it just can't connect to the internet.

Can you recommend any software, databases, or etc that would be useful to have?
Normally, the questions are basic astronomy related stuff. They'll show us a picture and ask us to identify what's being shown...or they'll ask us to use formulas.

Anything will be useful. Thanks.
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Jan24-13, 08:04 PM
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Quote Quote by athena810 View Post
Hey!

I'm doing Science Olympiads and my category is Astronomy. We're allowed to bring in a laptop with whatever we want on it but it just can't connect to the internet.

Can you recommend any software, databases, or etc that would be useful to have?
Normally, the questions are basic astronomy related stuff. They'll show us a picture and ask us to identify what's being shown...or they'll ask us to use formulas.

Anything will be useful. Thanks.
Hi Athena ... try Stellarium its a relativly small download and you wont need an ISP connection.

http://www.stellarium.org/

Dave
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Jan24-13, 08:20 PM
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Www.astronomy.com is a magazine where you can find interesting stuffs on astronomy

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Jan25-13, 05:27 PM
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Can you recommend any resources for Astronomy?


http://www.skyandtelescope.com/searc...chool+projects
Velikovsky
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Mar4-13, 06:30 AM
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A mega resource for up to date science books.
http://www.sciencebooksonline.info/astronomy.html


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