The 2020-2021 Rumor Mill is ready to go!

The Rumor Mill ready for the new season is now up and running: Postdoc and Term and Faculty and Staff. The archives from previous years remain available. As a reminder, here the AAS Policy on Postdoc positions: The AAS Council has passed (1988) and reaffirmed (2003) a resolution stating that no postdoctoral position should require a [...]

Introducing the New myADS

Sergi Blanco-Cuaresma is an astrophysicist and the Software Development & Operations Lead for the NASA Astrophysics Data System, based at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is pleased to introduce the new myADS email notification system! It is now more powerful than the 20-year-old ADS classic-based service thanks to the new, [...]

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 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 [...]