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Reach for the Stars

Division: B – Middle School

NC Essential Standards Alignment: TBA

Event Rules: See National Rules

Constellation, Star, Deep Sky Object List: See National Rules

National Event Page:Here

Required Materials: None

Clarifications: None

Description:

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the properties and evolution of stars and galaxies as well as their observation using different portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Materials:

Each team may bring up to two 8.5″ x 11″ sheets of paper (front and back), that may contain information from any source in any form. Each team may also bring two non-programmable, non-graphing calculators as well as two clipboards and two red-filtered flashlights.

Scoring:

None

Common Mistakes:

None

Recommendations:

  • 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.

Event Resources:

Reach for the Stars 2019 Coaches Clinic (2020 Rules)

Media:

None