Questions About General Resources

Do you have any recommendations or sources that might help me get ready for the Astronomy section of my Science Olympiad?

How nice to meet you!

1.) You should read an introductory astronomy textbook.  I used this one, which you can get pretty cheaply online.

2.) Start following Astronomy Picture of the Day.  If you need to learn about specific objects, you can search for them in APOD’s archive.

3.) Go outside.  Can you figure out which of the bright objects are planets?  How do the phases of the moon work?  Get a planisphere or star chart and try to identify some stars.  Unfortunately some locales aren’t known for their clear skies, so that might pose a challenge.

Best of luck!