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. [...]

Best Practices for Conference Name Tags

Hans Moritz Günther is a research scientist at MIT. He works on high-energy emission from young stars and their jets and outflows. As part of his day job, he maintains MARX, the Chandra ray-trace code. He was the chair of the local organizing committee (LOC) for the Cool Stars 20 workshop in 2018, which had [...]

Honing your Hubble Fellowship Application [Repost]

The NASA Hubble Fellowship Program is an umbrella program that includes the Hubble, Sagan, and Einstein Fellowships. The application deadline this year is November 4, 2019 at 7 PM EDT. In order to help you compile a successful application package, we are reposting this AstroBetter post from 2014. It is an anonymous guest post from [...]

The Rumor Mill for 2019-2020 is open for business!

We’ve finally got the Rumor Mill ready for the new season: 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 candidate response [...]

Emily Hunt is a soon-to-be PhD student at Heidelberg University in Germany, where she will begin a quest to find open clusters in data from the Gaia satellite. In her spare time, she is a sound engineer for both theatre and live music performances. A recent Twitter thread of hers on microphone technique garnered a [...]

Citing Astronomy Software: Inline Text Examples

Authors: Daina Bouquin, Gus Muench, Kelle Cruz, Daniel Chivvis, Edwin Henneken Daina (@dainabouquin) is the Head Librarian at the Center for Astrophysics, Daniel is a Digital Projects Assistant at the CfA’s Library, and Edwin is part of the ADS team at the CfA. Gus (@AAS_Publishing) works for AAS Journals as a Data Editor. Kelle Cruz [...]

Suggestions for Note-Taking Applications for iPad

A recent discussion on Twitter spawned some suggestions for the best iPad apps for taking notes and using an iPad as an integral part of your workflow. We wanted to point people towards some of the suggestions other scientists had. GoodNotes received several recommendations, particularly for making hand-written notes. If you are interested in using [...]