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AAS 219 Twitter Review: Miscellaneous

by Jessica Lu January 20, 2012

And for my last twitter review post, here are some miscellaneous quotes or paraphrases from several different talks that I found interesting, humorous, provocative, or inspiring. Steven Weinberg‘s Talk on Big Science in Crises: “In the 19th century, rich men found astronomy glamorous and put money into it.” JWST’s history is somewhat reminiscent of the […]

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Learning to Give Better Talks: One Message per Slide. One Slide per Message.

by Kelle January 21, 2011

How to give effective oral presentations | Physicist/Feminist There are some fundamental principles of giving effective talks that everyone should learn and try to implement to the best of their ability. Not everybody is going to give great talks, but all of us can give better ones! Towards that end, one of the professional development […]

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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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JWST Will Not Ravage the NASA Astrophysics Budget

by Kelle December 8, 2010

Based on this article and some discussion with an insider, it’s worth contiuing our earlier discussion about the JWST mis-budgeting. Exclusive: NASA’s Plan to Save Astrophysics From Space Telescope’s Budget Overruns | Wired.com “They’re not going to ravage the astrophysics budget,” said Alan Boss, an astrophysicist at the Carnegie Institution for Science and chair of […]

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Spread the Word about the Professional Development Workshops

by Kelle December 7, 2010

The professional development workshops at last year’s AAS were a great success: turn out was excellent and the participants left very happy with what they had learned. Based on last year’s success, we again organized workshops for this year in Seattle. Surprisingly, however, there’s still plenty of space available and we could really use your […]

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Professional Development Workshops at AAS 217 in Seattle

by Kelle October 29, 2010

In a continuing effort to expand the professional development offerings at the AAS Meetings, I have again put together some workshops and seminars at the upcoming Seattle Meeting in addition to the other workshops and special sessions. And this time, they are NSF sponsored! The three small, intensive workshops are on 1) Conveying Messages with […]

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Teaching Astro 101 Better

by Kelle May 31, 2010

In the Fall, I’ll be teaching Introduction to Astronomy to ~350 non-science majors, the course Astronomers affectionately call Astro 101 regardless of its actual course number at our school. Lucky for me, and for many of you, there is a wealth of education research that has demonstrated which teaching techniques work best for actually improving […]

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