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New on the wiki: post-tenure career advice

by Chris Crockett August 21, 2013

We talk a lot about how to get into grad school, how to get that first (and second, and third…) postdoc, how to nail the interview….but then what? Once you’ve achieved tenure, is there any more career advice to learn? Absolutely! Post-tenure can be quite a different world from everything that came before. That’s why […]

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What was your REU experience?

by Guest July 24, 2013

This is a joint post between Astrobetter and Astrobites.  Nathan Sanders is a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at Harvard University, and an author for Astrobites.  If I walk up and down the hallway of graduate student offices in my building and ask a dozen of my classmates to tell me how they […]

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Better diagrams for your presentations

by Chris Crockett July 17, 2013

Sick of dull, uninformative diagrams on your slides? We’ve added a link to our Presentations Wiki on how to make your diagrams more understandable, efficient, and pleasant. If you remember nothing else, keep this in mind: simplify! Already taken a stab at simplifying? Do it again! And don’t forget, if you have any presentation resources that […]

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New on the wiki: acknowledgements

by Chris Crockett May 17, 2013

Tired of hunting around web pages for how to properly acknowledge a resource in your next paper? Or maybe—if you’re like me—you’re digging through old papers to see how you thanked Keck the last time? Your hunting days are over. The AstroBetter wiki introduces one-stop shopping for all your acknowledgement needs.  This resource will include […]

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New on the wiki: astronomy degree programs

by Chris Crockett May 10, 2013

Inspired by a recent discussion on the Facebook Astronomers group, we’ve set up a new page on the wiki to provide prospective students with an overview of all the institutions that offer astronomy degrees.  Starting with data from the AAS, we’ve populated the page with a list of colleges including links to the appropriate departments and […]

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Wiki update: interview questions

by Chris Crockett April 10, 2013

For most folks, it’s the job season is over and as you revel in finally knowing where you’re going to be in the Fall, why not spend some time preparing clear, concise responses to some of the most frequently asked interview questions? We’ve updated the wiki page on interview advice, courtesy of Alison Coil. In […]

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New on the wiki: How to Observe

by Chris Crockett April 5, 2013

Do you have your first observing run coming up and wondering about what to expect? What should you bring? How should you prepare? What happens if a pack of wild javelina surrounds the telescope (a true story from your Content Manager…)? Amanda Kepley–an NRAO postdoctoral fellow in Green Bank, WV–has written up a fantastic wiki […]

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New Faculty Job Search Wiki Page

by Guest February 13, 2013

Joshua Pepper is starting a position as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Physics Department at Lehigh University, after working as a postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University for the past five years. His research centers on exoplanets and small telescope surveys, primarily with the KELT project. Upon embarking on his search for a faculty position […]

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Rumor Mill 2012-2013 is Now Open

by Jessica Lu July 30, 2012

The Astrophysics Job Rumor Mill is more popular than ever, although traffic to the page in August is typically only half of what it is in January/February. I have started the new rumor mill pages for 2012-2013 (yes it IS time for job-hunting season again) and I have relegated the 2011-2012 pages to archives. All […]

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Peer Review, the Nuts and Bolts [Links]

by Jessica Lu July 27, 2012

The first time you peer review a paper can be a stressful, but educational, experience. The article below breaks down the overall peer review process. The guide was written for biology; but 99% of it is useful for astronomers as well. I like that the peer review process is placed into a larger context and […]

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