Katharina Lutz is a postdoc at the Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS). She works on gas and star formation in nearby galaxies, and the dissemination of the Virtual Observatory (VO) and the CDS services. This involves maintaining and developing tutorials, and mentoring at VO Schools. This post was written in collaboration with the [...]

Katharina Lutz is a postdoc at the Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS). She works on gas and star formation in nearby galaxies, and the dissemination of the Virtual Observatory (VO) and the CDS services. This involves maintaining and developing tutorials, and mentoring at VO Schools. This post is the second in a series [...]

Katharina Lutz is a postdoc at the Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS). She works on gas and star formation in nearby galaxies, and the dissemination of the Virtual Observatory (VO) and the CDS services. This involves maintaining and developing tutorials, and mentoring at VO Schools. This post is the first in a series [...]

Marc J. Kuchner is an astrophysicist and the author of Marketing for Scientists: How to Shine in Tough Times. This article originally appeared in Nature Index. A few years ago, presenting a poster at a scientific conference inevitably meant battling with thumbtacks, rubber bands, and an unwieldy sail of paper with little power to inspire. [...]

BadgeBot: A convenient way to make exciting badges

Hans Moritz Günther is a research scientist at MIT. He works on high-energy emission from young stars and their jets and outflows. He was the chair of the LOC for the Cool Stars 20 workshop in 2018 (550 participants), and was on the LOC for two TESS related conferences in the summer of 2019. This [...]

Bibmanager: A BibTex Manager Designed for Astronomers

Patricio Cubillos is a post-doctoral researcher at the Space Research Institute in Graz, Austria. He works on exoplanet atmospheric characterization. He is also a tea enthusiast. A couple of years ago, I wanted to write a script to sort the entries of that massive BibTeX file that we all have. After stumbling on tutorials for [...]

Fabric Conference Posters FTW! [Repost]

This post was originally written by Emily Rice, who is an associate professor at the Macaulay Honors College of CUNY. It has been updated to reflect current information and links. Consider fabric posters for the upcoming 235th AAS winter meeting! You can check out the comments on the original post for more tips. Dearest Colleagues, [...]

Conference Swag: What Works and What Doesn’t

Hans Moritz Günther is a research scientist at MIT. He works on high-energy emission from young stars and their jets and outflows. He was the chair of the LOC for the Cool Stars 20 workshop in 2018 (550 participants), and was on the LOC for two TESS related conferences in the summer of 2019. This [...]

Conference Dinners: Pros, Cons, and Your Options

Hans Moritz Günther is a research scientist at MIT. He works on high-energy emission from young stars and their jets and outflows. He was the chair of the LOC for the Cool Stars 20 workshop in 2018 (550 participants), and was on the LOC for two TESS related conferences in the summer of 2019. This [...]

Andrew Fraknoi recently retired as Chair of the Astronomy Department at Foothill College, served at Executive Director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for 14 years, and is the Moderator of the Ambassadors Workshops Friday and Saturday, January 3-4, 2020, in conjunction with the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Honolulu, HI. [...]