Tutorials

Citing Astronomy Software: Inline Text Examples

by Guest July 1, 2019

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 […]

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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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exo.MAST: A New Tool for Navigating Exoplanet Data

by Guest February 4, 2019

Susan Mullally is a Senior Archive Scientist for the MAST at STScI. She is an astronomer who likes working with time series data and improving the reliability of exoplanet catalogs. The Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) at STScI introduces a new way to explore the archive’s exoplanet data: exo.MAST. For confirmed planets and planet […]

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ADS Bibliography Ninja: Creating custom format citations in ADS

by Guest July 14, 2018

Our guest post today, by Dr. Sarah Gallagher and Dr. Eilat Glikman, features some useful tips on how to customize your citation outputs from ADS. Dr. Sarah Gallagher (@scgQuasar) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Dr. Eilat Glikman is an assistant professor […]

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Super Charge your ADS Searches with Filters

by Guest August 1, 2016

Alex Holachek is a front end developer for the NASA Astrophysics Data System based at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.   The majority of queries in ADS are searches for authors. Author searches are simple when the author has a unique name, but what happens when the name is a common one? A search “Wu, […]

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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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Data Exploration with Glue

by Guest February 2, 2015

Chris Beaumont is a software engineer at Counsyl, and previously a software engineer at Harvard and the Space Telescope Science Institute. Glue began as a side project during Chris’ PhD thesis, and is now being developed to visualize data from the James Webb Space Telescope. We’ve recently released version 0.4 of Glue, a Python-based GUI […]

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Astropy Tutorials: Learn how to do common astro tasks with astropy and Python

by Guest July 7, 2014

This is a guest post by Adrian Price-Whelan (@adrianprw), an NSF graduate fellow at Columbia University. Adrian works on tidal streams and Galactic dynamics, is an open source enthusiast, Python developer, and plays bass for death ray architect. He is also an instructor in the SciCoder workshops and Python workshops at AAS meetings. Astropy is […]

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