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.
I’m spending a month working on a telescope at the South Pole. In this post, we take a tour of the two observatory buildings hosting Cosmic Microwave Background experiments.
I’m spending a month working on a telescope at the South Pole. In this post, I travel from New Zealand to the Pole in a ski-equipped military plane!
The weekend before the AAS meeting in Long Beach, 30 young astronomers participated in a outreach workshop for the new Astronomy Ambassadors program.
What is it like inside the airplane observatory?
I’m spending the next month working on a telescope at the South Pole. In this first installment, I check out New Zealand and get my Extreme Cold Weather gear!
I recently attended a two-week crash course in the “Astrophysical Applications of Gravitational Lensing”. In this post, I overview a few of the ways astronomers employ lensing to study the Universe, from extrasolar planets to distant quasars and large-scale structure.