Astronomy

Astronomy

admin Tue, 2008-08-12 08:52

Is internet access allowed? In previous years it has been explicit but in the rules this year there is no mention of the internet, which leaves ambiguity.

Is internet access allowed? In previous years it has been explicit but in the rules this year there is no mention of the internet, which leaves ambiguity.

ceann Mon, 2017-03-06 19:26
No, internet access is not allowed. It is stated in the science olympiad general rules that outside communication is not allowed during the event, and internet access falls under that.

We are having trouble getting DS9 Software to run with Cygwin64. What version of DS9 will we need to know how to use for the event? Since we don't have internet access at the competitions we will not be able to use the JS9.

We are having trouble getting DS9 Software to run with Cygwin64. What version of DS9 will we need to know how to use for the event? Since we don't have internet access at the competitions we will not be able to use the JS9.

admin Thu, 2016-11-03 17:36

Because the event will be pen and paper, only printouts (or screenshots) of DS9 will be used. As a result, teams do not have to have DS9 on their computers to compete. Instead, if you cannot download DS9 simply use JS9 (the online tool) to practice for the competition. What is tested instead is students familiarity with the programs output and how to analyze/interpret that output. So however you get it to run on your personal, school, or library computers (and whichever version you use) is really a fine way to gain that understanding.