September 2009

Links: Poster Design, iCal Pro, Daily Writing, and much, much more!

by Kelle September 30, 2009
  • Drop Thumbnails Onto One Another to Combine PDFs in Snow Leopard [PDFs] | Lifehacker
  • Designing scientific posters | michaelgalloy.com
  • Snow Leopard for this Astronomer | Urania
  • Dropbox Comes to the iPhone and iPod touch | Lifehacker
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Professional Development Workshops at AAS 215 in January

by Kelle September 21, 2009

UPDATE (Oct 18): The capacity limit for the writing workshop has been raised. If want to attend the workshop but have already registered, complete and fax the Workshop form: http://aas.org/files/AAS215_Workshop_Form.pdf In the spirit of doing astronomy better, I have helped to expand the professional development offerings at the upcoming meeting of the American Astronomical Society. […]

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CosmoloPy: Cosmology Routines for Python

by Guest September 17, 2009

This is a guest post by Roban Hultman Kramer, who is currently an astronomy grad student at Columbia University and will be starting as a Zwicky Fellow at ETH Zurich in January. CosmoloPy is a package of basic cosmology routines for Python, designed for use with NumPy and SciPy. Features currently include: calculation of cosmological […]

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Links: Look Smart, Sync Contacts, Minimize Gmail, and more…

by Kelle September 15, 2009
  • Done: Reduce Task Friction to Get to Task Completion | Zen Habits
  • Downloadable Paper iPhone Dock | Design Milk
  • Use Dropbox for More Than Just File Syncing | Lifehacker
  • Speak Up to Look Smarter Than You Are | Lifehacker
  • Coyote Program Update: HISTOPLOT | Coyote’s Guide to IDL Programming
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QLFits: The Quick Look generator for FITS files

by Guest September 4, 2009

Here’s a guest post by software developer and astronomer Cédric Foellmi describing the cool little plugin he’s created. I’ve been using it and I love being able to use Quick Look to look at a spectrum instead of having to go through the whole rigmarole of xgterm – iraf – onedspec – cd /blah/blah – […]

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