Drinking with Colleagues [Links]

by Kelle October 17, 2011

For better or worse, Astronomy has a strong drinking culture. Whether it’s the Friday beer/wine/scotch departmental event, nights out at conferences, or the AAS Party, we drink together a lot. Here’s a nice article on maintaining a balance between having a good time and maintaining a professional demeanor. I especially like the advice to be […]


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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: Twitter at conferences works best if there’s a critical mass of people tweeting useful info […]


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Tweets from #DPS2010 Planetary Science Conference

by Kelle October 5, 2010

Great tweeting going on from the planetary science conference in Pasadena. Check out #DPS2010.


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Links: Priority Inbox, iPad, Our Silly Brains, and More.

by Kelle September 4, 2010

I’ve been off the AstroBetter grid for a couple days due to the Cool Stars 16 meeting (#CS16), the US Open, and the first week of classes and all. Comment moderation, among other things, fell by the wayside and I just trashed 600 spam comments…in the unlikely event that your comment got incorrectly marked and […]

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Links: Encouraging Creativity, Getting Started with Twitter, Ergo Mousing, and More.

by Kelle August 14, 2010

Scientific career renewal | Nature Jobs “Scientists must force themselves off the research treadmill periodically if they are to remain creatively stimulated. The culture and bureaucracy of science must encourage them to do so.” Taking “The Road Not Taken”: On the Benefits of Diversifying Your Academic Portfolio. (arXiv:1008.1586) | astro-ph “…young researchers should always allocate […]


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