Joanna Bridge

Suggestions for Note-Taking Applications for iPad

by Joanna Bridge June 26, 2019

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 […]

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Publishing in the AAS Journals: A Video Series

by Joanna Bridge May 15, 2019

Publishing a scholarly journal article, particularly if it is the first time you are doing it, can feel overwhelming. In order to demystify the process, the American Astronomical Society has recently released a set of videos on YouTube to guide you through the process of publishing in the AAS Journals. These ~5-minute videos provide insight […]

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Guide to Organizing Inclusive Scientific Meetings

by Joanna Bridge April 24, 2019

Conferences can be an invigorating experience for many astronomers, giving people a chance to share research, make new contacts in the field, and socialize with colleagues. For many, however, meetings end up being stressful and anxiety-inducing, particularly for people in marginalized groups. 500 Women Scientists recently published a guide on how to organize inclusive scientific […]

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Celebrating AstroBetter’s 10th Anniversary

by Joanna Bridge April 11, 2019

Today, AstroBetter is celebrating its 10th anniversary! During the last ten years, we have had many important discussions on the blog, covering issues of policy, computing, productivity, career path, and more. We’ve had some difficult discussions about the work commitment required of astronomers, diversity, racism, and equity. The advent of the AstroBetter Wiki has provided […]

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Apply to attend the ComSciCon workshop at the AAS meeting this summer

by Joanna Bridge March 29, 2019

The 234th American Astronomical Society Conference will take place June 9-13, 2019 in St. Louis, MO. The ComSciCon (Communicating Science Conference) workshop series is partnering with AAS to bring a science communication training workshop for graduate students who are interested in bettering their science communication skills, held on June 9 and June 13. According to […]

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Information for Astronomers Regarding the Partial US Government Shutdown

by Joanna Bridge January 24, 2019

The partial shutdown of the United States government is have far-reaching affects on US-based astronomers. The American Astronomical Soceity (AAS) sent an action alert to its members today. “Many federal agencies, including NSF, NASA, and Smithsonian, have been shut down to all but essential operations for 33 days and counting… Hundreds of AAS members are […]

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Resources for the AAS Winter Meeting #AAS233

by Joanna Bridge January 4, 2019

It’s that time of year again: The 233rd 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 blog and wiki. First, the post that everyone attending a winter AAS meeting […]

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Citations to Astronomy Journals 2: Ranking the Journals [Cross-post]

by Joanna Bridge October 22, 2018

This article is the second of a three-part series that is cross-posted from the ADS blog. In this series, the ADS team has performed an analysis of citations to astronomy journals over the last 20 years. This post is written by ADS project scientist Michael J. Kurtz and Edwin Henneken, who works on the ADS system […]

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Citations to Astronomy Journals 1: The growth of interdisciplinarity [Cross-post]

by Joanna Bridge October 8, 2018

This article is the first in a three-part series that is cross-posted from the ADS blog. In this series, the ADS team has performed an analysis of citations to astronomy journals over the last 20 years. This post is written by ADS project scientist Michael J. Kurtz and Edwin Henneken, who works on the ADS system […]

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Honing your Hubble Application [Repost]

by Joanna Bridge October 3, 2018

The NASA Hubble Fellowship Program is an umbrella program that includes the Hubble, Sagan, and Einstein Fellowships. The application deadline this year is November 1, 2018 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 two […]

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