Twitter at Conferences, Part 3: LOC & SOC

by Guest July 20, 2016

Abigail Stevens is an astronomy PhD candidate at the Anton Pannekoek Institute, University of Amsterdam. Her research is on spectral-timing analysis of X-ray binaries. Image credit: HST/Twitter/A.L. Stevens This is the third post in a three-part series on Twitter at Conferences, aimed at conference organizers (if you missed them, I recommend reading the first post […]

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Twitter at Conferences, Part 2: Twitter users

by Guest July 13, 2016

Abigail Stevens is an astronomy PhD candidate at the Anton Pannekoek Institute, University of Amsterdam. Her research is on spectral-timing analysis of X-ray binaries. Image credit: HST/Twitter/A.L. Stevens This is the second post in a three-part series on Twitter at Conferences, aimed at Twitter users (I recommend reading the first post if you missed it, […]

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Managing Citations (Collaboratively) in Google Docs

by Guest July 11, 2016

Isabel Little is the Marketing & Community Manager @ Paperpile and a Masters candidate in Learning & Technology @ the University of Oxford. A while back, Kelle shared her experiences with writing collaborative proposals in Google Docs. Her verdict was that the final product turned out much better (and was accomplished much faster) than if […]

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Twitter at Conferences, Part 1: Non-tweeters

by Guest July 6, 2016

Abigail Stevens is an astronomy PhD candidate at the Anton Pannekoek Institute, University of Amsterdam. Her research is on spectral-timing analysis of X-ray binaries. Image credit: HST/Twitter/A.L. Stevens This is the first post in a three-part series on Twitter at Conferences, aimed at non-Twitter-users and all conference attendees. There have also been a few AstroBetter […]

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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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