MATISSE, the ASDC web-tool for the planetary exploration

by Guest June 27, 2016

Angelo Zinzi is a postdoc at ASI Science Data Center (ASDC) and Astronomical Observatory of Rome (INAF-OAR). His work at ASDC includes the development of a multi-platform, flexible tool for accessing, analyzing and visualizing data from planetary exploration missions. MATISSE (Multi-purpose Advanced Tool for the Instruments for the Solar System Exploration) is a tool developed […]

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Introducing the McCrady & Rice Labs: Concept-Oriented Collaborative Activities for Astronomy 101

by Guest June 13, 2016

Emily Rice is an assistant professor at the City University of New York’s College of Staten Island, a resident research associate at the American Museum of Natural History, and co-PI of the BDNYC research group. She is also co-founder of the STARtorialist astronomy fashion blog and co-organizes Astronomy on Tap events in New York City. […]

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Wiki Update: Diversity Programs

by Danny Barringer May 13, 2016

Happy Friday, everyone! This post is intended to serve as both notification of an update and a call for further updates to the Diversity Programs section of the AstroBetter Wiki. While we have a decent size list already, we’d love to find out about more of the programs in place to further promote the participation […]

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An Open, Online Astronomy Thesis Collection

by Guest April 11, 2016

Megan Potterbusch, a Library and Information Science graduate student at Simmons College, currently works at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Library and is one of the curators of the Astronomy Thesis Collection. Now you can give your thesis or dissertation greater accessibility and visibility by publishing it online in the Astronomy Thesis Collection hosted […]

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LGBT Climate in Physics

by Danny Barringer March 16, 2016

While I’m sure there’s a lot of fascinating science coming out of the APS 2016 Meeting, the result that most caught my eye came out of the recently formed APS Ad-Hoc Committee on LGBT Issues. Specifically, C-LGBT released their first report LGBT Climate in Physics, which is available online. The C-LGBT website already linked above […]

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Claiming Papers And Finding People with ORCID

by Guest March 7, 2016

Alberto Accomazzi (@aaccomazzi) is the PI of the NASA Astrophysics Data System based at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.   If you have published a paper recently, you have probably come across the acronym ORCID at some point during the article submission process.  Or you may have seen references to ORCID in your organization’s scientific […]

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AAS Winter Meeting #AAS227

by Danny Barringer December 21, 2015

It’s that time of year again. The Winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society is nearly upon us. To make the most of your time at the meeting, we at AstroBetter would like to remind you of some resources available on the Wiki. First, the post that everyone attending a winter AAS meeting should read […]

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Physics GRE Scores of Prize Postdoctoral Fellows in Astronomy

by Guest December 14, 2015

This is a guest post by Emily Levesque, Rachel Bezanson, and Grant Tremblay. Emily is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, Rachel is a Hubble Fellow at the University of Arizona, and Grant is an Einstein Fellow at Yale. Their post below references this paper. Last week, AAS President Meg Urry issued an […]

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SkyWatch: A Real-time Feed for Astrophysical Transients

by Guest December 7, 2015

Dexter Jagula is a co-founder of SkyWatch, a company that is creating innovative tools in time domain astronomy. SkyWatch were the winners of the 2014 NASA International Space Apps Challenge, and have completed a term in the Google for Entrepreneurs program. When studying transients, capturing observations of such events is extremely time-sensitive. It’s not only […]

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Grad School Application Help

by Danny Barringer December 2, 2015

Dear undergraduate aspiring astronomer, are you tired of bashing your head against a table trying to figure out which schools to apply to, or what to say in your personal statements? Advisors of said undergraduates, are you tired of your students bashing their respective heads against your respective desks? Well, to both groups, we say […]

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