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Our First Pledge Drive

by Kelle August 7, 2011

During my summer break from posting (which ends this week), I’ve been doing some administrative work for the site. I’ve decided that it’s time to start asking you, the readers, to support the costs associated with running this site. Since I want to maintain complete intellectual and creative freedom, I have decided not to request […]

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Wiki Restored!

by Jessica Lu April 28, 2011

The wiki and rumor mill have been restored after several performance enhancements. If you have issues with accessing the wiki, logging in, etc., please email us or comment below. Thanks for your patience!

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Wiki Update

by Jessica Lu April 21, 2011

As many of you have noticed, the wiki (including the Rumor Mill) have been inaccessible. Unfortunately, this was a necessary step in order for us to troubleshoot some performance issues we are experiencing. We still have all the content and fully plan to bring back up the wiki as soon as possible. We understand that […]

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Wiki Upgrade and New Page on Stellar Evolution and Atmosphere Models

by Jessica Lu April 1, 2011

Wiki Upgrade Some of you may have noticed that the wiki appearance has changed. This is because we have upgraded the wiki to the latest and greatest version of TikiWiki (6.2). Some of the functionality, especially wiki editing, should be greatly improved. We are still in the process of importing all of our stylistic customizations […]

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Should the Comment Feature on the Rumor Mill be Changed? [Poll]

by Kelle February 18, 2011

With the migration of the Rumor Mill to the AstroBetter wiki, a new feature was added, comments. Some of the comments have been useful questions, updates, and clarifications about jobs and fellowships while other threads have evolved to become (not completely unjustified) rants about the job market. These threads elicited this comment, Perhaps comments should […]

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Twitter at AAS #aas217

by Kelle January 7, 2011

Twitter is useful to astronomers for many things, but one thing that stands out to me is information sharing at conferences. You don’t have to tweet or even register on twitter to follow the action, just search for #aas217: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=#aas217 Twitter at conferences works best if there’s a critical mass of people tweeting useful info […]

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Spread the Word about AstroBetter

by Kelle June 23, 2010

We’ve recently added a couple widgets to make spreading the word about AstroBetter easier. Become a Fan “Like” the AstroBetter Facebook Page. I’ve added a widget at the top of the right sidebar. As of 9am PT, 186 people like us…I’m sure there are more of you than that! Like At the end of each […]

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Macsingularity archive now hosted at Astrobetter

by Planck April 13, 2010

Thanks to Kelle, despite my leaving astronomy for the glorious world of public policy, and shutting down my web host account, the archives of Macsingularity live on.  We’re not 100% sure what to do with the home page, the IRAF installers (which are out of date), and other things, but for now pretty much all […]

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Introducing the AstroBetter Wiki

by Jessica Lu January 27, 2010

As part of our efforts to “astro better” we have started a new wiki. This wiki was originally hosted at MacSingularity but has now been migrated over and substantially expanded.  You can get to the wiki from the menu bar above. Unlike the blog, anyone can register and edit the wiki content. We will frequently update the […]

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Joining the AstroBetter team

by Tom November 23, 2009

I’m very happy to be joining the AstroBetter contributor team! I have been a postdoctoral fellow at the CfA for a little over a year, and I work on studying Galactic star formation, mostly through mid-infrared to mm wavelengths. I work both on modeling multi-wavelength observations of young stars, and on studying the global properties […]

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