Reach for the Stars

Coach: Ilham Ahmed    Email:  iahmed91@gmail.com  Cell: 609-501-3324
Assistant Coach: n/a
Training Schedule: Friday 4:30-5:30pm    (First day of training: September 9, 2016)
Location: Design39Campus (Collaborative Area C 212)

Final Rules:

        Reach for the Stars Final


Lesson 4 – October 14, 2016

  • Look at Chandler Videos:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkVRJfUnLRNJNI2NaZSoRxV8YewJjXYva

Homework for next week:

  • Taurus: Aldabaran, T Tauri, M1 (Crab Nebula)
  • Ursa Minor: Polaris

Lesson 3 – September 23, 2016

  • Questions around the Summer Triangle acetism
  • H-R Diagram
  • Overview of Orion and Ursa Major

Homework for next week:

  • Orion: Betelgeuse, Rigel, M42 (Orion Nebula)
  • Ursa Major: Mizar, Alcor
  • Watch the video, “Life and Death of a Star”:


Lesson 2 – September 16, 2016

  • Review of Homework
  • Look at Finalized Rules
  • Stellar Evolution

Homework for next week:

  • Constellations, Stars and Deep Sky Objects
    • Aquila: Altair
    • CygnusDenebCygnus X-1
    • Lyra: Vega, M57 (Ring Nebula)
  • Find the “Summer Triangle” in the night sky using the document below:

Lesson 1 – September 6, 2016

  • Your interest in Astronomy
  • Review of Draft Rules
  • Overview of the Subject Areas

Homework for next week:

  • Constellations, Stars and Deep Sky Objects
    • Aquarius: NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula)
    • Aquila: Altair
    • Auriga: Capella
  • Research “Stellar Evolution”

Miscellaneous Links:

  1. Science Olympiad Page
  2. 2016 Reach for the Stars Training Event
  3. Constellations Wikipedia
  4. Star Charts Download
  5. Life Stages of Stars
  6. The Constellations and their Stars
  7. Chandra X-Ray Observatory @ Harvard
  8. SO Reach for the Stars Wiki