Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Did you see?

Did you see a the triangle in the night sky becuase of Moon, Mars, and Regulus?

Such event might only happen once every hundered million years or so! Why? This is because Regulus is a star(it is really not, it is probably a eclipsing binary system. It orbits the the galactic center of the Milky Way which takes probably less than 230 million years(How long it takes the Sun to orbit the galalctic center of the Milky Way) or more. It depends Where Regulus is located in the Milky Way.

Facts about planets in the sky:

Venus is the brightest object in the sky. Mars is the red-looking star. It has this retrograde motion because of Earth and Mars in their orbit around the Sun

Monday, April 2, 2012



Here is some news:

1. I did my first exam

2. I am now the vice president of an astronomy club!

3. I did the vocabulary bee, science bee, and spelling bee. In the vocabulary bee, there's two phases-- phase one and phase two-- which is in all the bees except science bee which is just a test with 25 questions. In phase 1, it is written, the test is multiple choice. Phase 2 is oral. There is 8 rounds; they first tell you the word and project the multiple choice answers.
The spelling bee is probably the most lenient spelling bee in the world! In the first phase, The pronounce the word, say orgin, part of speech, and definition. Then you spell it. They have 25 words to spell. In phase 2 nobody's out! Even if you get every question wrong in the first phase. In this phase, there's 6 rounds. if you get the spelling wrong once, you're still in! Anyway, I got 3rd place in the science bee!

4. Today I am going to a Kings Basketball game..Hope they win!!

Ok, bye!