Roundup: #aas227 #hackaas Hack Day

Roundup: #aas227 #hackaas Hack Day

What do you get when you put astronomers in a room with their computers and tell them to work on small, interesting projects? A hack day! Here is a rundown of what we accomplished during the hack day at the 227th AAS Meeting. From bits of python code to new citizen science projects to crafty sewing endeavors, hack day has something for everyone.

Astrobites at AAS 227: Day 1

Astrobites at AAS 227: Day 1

We report on Day 1 of the Winter AAS meeting in Kissimmee, FL. Highlights include Pluto and New Horizons, recent news about black holes, the physics of three bodies orbiting one another, stellar dissertation talks by three nearly-PhD-ed Astrobites authors, an important conversation about harassment, and tips about how to write and share good software.