I recently participated in an engineering trip to the SOAR Telescope in Chile, where I helped with numerous maintenance and upgrades for the Goodman Spectrograph.
Part two of our recap of the “Modern Statistical and Computational Methods for Analysis of Kepler Data” workshop in North Carolina, featuring both astronomers and statisticians!
A recap of the “Modern Statistical and Computational Methods for Analysis of Kepler Data” workshop in North Carolina, featuring both astronomers and statisticians!
Lots of people said lots of interesting things during the anniversary celebration for Caltech’s planetary science department.
Graduate student Meredith Rawls tells us about the AAS Ambassadors program and her experience as part of the inaugural class of Astronomy Ambassadors. The application deadline for this year’s class is coming up on Oct. 18th.
We asked each student in our Harvard AY201b course to develop an online software module that they could use to teach their peers, and other students around the world. See the amazing results!
Most astronomers that I come across on a daily basis – be them undergraduate students, graduate students, or professors – have a never-ending love for astronomy. It can be seen in the late nights worked and their incessant need to talk about their research. I think all authors, here at astrobites, fit this category well. We love astronomy. We love doing research and we especially love talking about it. So I wanted to dedicate a post to this single question: why do you love astronomy? Here’s what a few of the authors have to say.
I’m spending a month at the South Pole working on a CMB telescope. In this last post, we tour South Pole Station and run a race around the world!
I’m spending a month at the South Pole working on a CMB telescope. In this installment, I measure the telescope’s sidelobes and close up a receiver.