Beyond astro-ph Library

A collection of some of our bites that go beyond our usual paper summaries.


 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

#BlackInAstro Series

  1. #BlackinAstro Experiences: Bryné Hadnott by Pratik Gandhi (27 Jun 2021)
  2. #BlackinAstro Experiences: Dr. Carl E. Fields by Sabina Sagynbayeva (25 Jun 2021)
  3. #BlackinAstro Experiences: Dakotah Tyler by Suchitra Narayanan (23 Jun 2021)
  4. #BlackinAstro Experiences: Caprice Phillips by Mia de los Reyes (23 Jun 2021)
  5. Humanity and Identity Are Inextricable from Astrophysics: a Review of The Disordered Cosmos by Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein by Astrobites (22 Jun 2021)
  6. A Year After #Strike4BlackLives/#ShutdownSTEM, Part 2: What More Can We Do?  by Mia de los Reyes (20 Jun 2021)
  7. A Year After #Strike4BlackLives/#ShutdownSTEM, Part 1: What’s Been Done?  by Mia de los Reyes (19 Jun 2021)
  8. #BlackInAstro Experiences: Cheyenne Polius by Ellis Evallone (6 Jun 2021)
  9. #BlackInAstro Experiences: Dr. Tana Joseph by Ellis Avallone (7 May 2021)
  10. #BlackInAstro Unsung Heroes: Crystal Tinch by guest author Katrina Miller (16 Apr 2021)
  11. #BlackInAstro Experiences: Moiya McTier by Sabina Sagynbayeva (19 Mar 2021)
  12. #BlackInAstro Experiences: Dr. Jarita Holbrook by Luna Zagorac (26 Feb 2021)
  13. #BlackInAstro: AAS237 Special Session on Anti-Blackness in Astronomy by Gourav Khullar (7 Feb 2021)
  14. #BlackInAstro Experiences: Katrina Miller by Mia de los Reyes (30 Oct 2020)
  15. #BlackInAstro Experiences: Dr. Sian Proctor by Briley Lewis (28 Oct 2020)
  16. #BlackInAstro: A Glimpse Into African Cultural Astronomy by Briley Lewis (28 Aug 2020)
  17. #BlackInAstro Experiences: Dr. Greg Mosby by Briley Lewis (26 Oct 2020)
  18. #BlackInAstro Experiences: Ayanna Jones by Mia de los Reyes (27 Jun 2020)
  19. #BlackInAstro Experiences: David Zegeye by David Zegeye (26 Jun 2020)
  20. #BlackInAstro: Black Women in Astronomy and Physics by Kate Storey-Fisher (25 Jun 2020)
  21. #BlackInAstro Experiences: Cheyenne Polius by Cheyenne Polius (24 Jun 2020)
  22. #BlackInAstro: Not a Lack of Science Aspiration, But a Lack of Career Inspiration? by Luna Zagorac (23 Jun 2020)
  23. #BlackInAstro Experiences: Ashley Walker by Mia de los Reyes (22 Jun 2020)
  24. 1981: Barbara Williams becomes the first Black woman to get a PhD… by Jessica May Hislop (20 Jun 2020)
  25. #BlackInAstro Experiences: KeShawn Ivory by KeShawn Ivory (19 Jun 2020)
  26. #BlackInAstro: Black Representation in Astro/Physics and the Impact of Discrimination by Astrobites (12 Jun 2020)
  27. #BlackInAstro: How Can We Support Black Astronomers? by Astrobites (3 Jun 2020)

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Indigenous Astronomy

  1. Visions of the past by Dan Gifford (17 Mar 2011)
  2. Additional Arguments that Aboriginal Australians Observed Variable Stars by Avery Schiff (26 Oct 2018)
  3. Maunakea, Western Astronomy, and Hawai`i by Ellis Avallone (2 Aug 2019)
  4. A Tale of Two Observatories: Astronomy and Indigenous Communities in the Southwest US by Mia de los Reyes (16 Aug 2019)
  5. #BlackInAstro: A Glimpse Into African Cultural Astronomy by Briley Lewis (28 Aug 2018)

LBGTQ+ in Astro

  1. Queer Astronomy, Part 2: Building a More Inclusive Community (2 Jul 2021)
  2. Queer Astronomy, Part 1: Acknowledging the Problem by Graham Doskoch (1 Jul 2021)
  3. All Genders Are Statistically Significant: Expanding Gender Equity Studies in Astronomy by Briley Lewis (7 Nov 2019)
  4. Queer Figures in Astronomy History by Kate Storey-Fisher (5 Jul 2019)
  5. Beyond the Binary: Gender in Physics Education by Mara Zimmerman (4 Jan 2019)
  6. LGBT+ Inclusivity in Astronomy by Mia de los Reyes (25 May 2018)

Women in Astro

  1. Is There Still a Gender Gap in Research? by Jessica May Hislop (13 Mar 2020)
  2. A Study in Stereotypes: What People Think of Physicists vs. Biologists by Briley Lewis (5 Apr 2019)
  3. Why are women leaving astronomy? by Nora Shipp (31 Dec 2018)
  4. #MeToo, Grad School, and You by Thankful Cromartie (12 Oct 2018)
  5. What Women Want? by Elisabeth Matthews (27 May 2017)

GRE

  1. Another Strike Against the Physics GRE by Briley Lewis (20 Nov 2020)
  2. Drop It Like It’s Biased: A Step-by-Step Guide to Dropping the GRE by Kate Storey-Fisher (15 Nov 2019)
  3. The impact of the Physics GRE in astronomy graduate admissions by Leonardo dos Santos (9 Sep 2016)
  4. The verbal GRE: dirty secrets on its role in grad school admission by Zachary Slepian (18 Sep 2012)

Inclusive Practices

  1. The Audible Universe by Katya Gozman (13 Sept 2021)
  2. Getting Started in Sonification by Will Saunders (17 Jun 2021)
  3. Retroactive Name Changes in Astronomical Publications by Macy Huston (11 Jun 2021)
  4. Introducing the DAIS (Disabled for Accessibility in Space) Network by Jamie Molaro (27 May 2021)
  5. Making your classroom accessible for diverse learners by Nick Young (21 Feb 2020)
  6. Astrobites Goes Multilingual! by Astrobites (26 Sept 2020)
  7. Distance Learning Can Make Astronomy Education More Accessible by Laura Martin (6 Oct 2019)
  8. Thinking Beyond ADA Compliance: How to Make Astronomy Accessible by Briley Lewis (6 Sep 2019)
  9. Building an Inclusive Astronomy Community by Gourav Khullar (25 Dec 2017)
  10. Bringing Equity and Inclusion to Your Workplace by Kelly Malone (7 Oct 2016)

 

Climate Change

  1. Going Green: Making Astronomy Sustainable for Future Generations by Astrobites (16 Aug 2021)
  2. The “Pale Blue Dot” Blues by Suchitra Narayanan (4 Jun 2021)
  3. Introducing the Astrobites Climate Change Series by Suchitra Narayanan (2 July 2021)

 


 

Day-to-day work

Mental Health

  1. Quitting a PhD by Jana Steuer (18 Jun 2021)
  2. Get those monkeys off your back! by Stephanie Hamilton (1 Nov 2019)
  3. Graduate School Taking a Toll On Your Mental Health? You’re Not Alone. by Haley Wahl (23 Aug 2019)
  4. What Does “Success” Mean to You? by Caitlin Doughty (17 Aug 2018)
  5. Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome by Stephanie Hamilton (2 Mar 2018)
  6. Taking Care with Self-Care by Jamila Pegues (24 Nov 2017)
  7. Research is Hard by Emily Sandford (10 Nov 2017)

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Reading Papers

  1. Tools for Reading Papers: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 by Michael Hammer (19 Dec 2017, 9 Mar 2018, 6 Sep 2018)
  2. Journal Articles in Astronomy by Dan Gifford (19 Apr 2011)

Conducting Research

  1. Practical tips for setting up a research project, or “Things I wish I had known when I started my PhD”: Part 1 and Part 2 by Joanna Ramasawmy (14 Dec 2018, 15 Dec 2018)
  2. Five tips from five years in grad school by Sanjana Curtis (23 Nov 2018)
  3. What to Do When You’re Stuck by Emily Sandford (11 May 2018)
  4. A week in the life of an astronomy postgrad researcher – more average than you might think? by Amber Hornsby (16 Feb 2018)
  5. Getting Started in Undergraduate Research by Josh Fuchs (21 Feb 2013)
  6. Intro to Astro – Confessions of a Novice Research Student by Ruth Angus (13 Oct 2011)
  7. Getting Out of a Research Slump by Susanna Kohler (21 Sep 2011)
  8. A day in the lives of astronomy grad students by Astrobites (11 Jul 2011)
  9. It’s REU Season! Here’s How to Make the Most of it by Dan Gifford (14 Jun 2011)

Presenting Your Research

  1. Fixing academic posters: the #BetterPoster approach by Oliver Hall (28 Feb 2020)
  2. Conference survival guide for students by Philippa Cole (20 Jul 2018)
  3. Speak your science: How to give a better conference talk: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 by Emily Lakdawalla (10 Feb 2018, 17 Feb 2018, 24 Feb 2018)
  4. Talking about our Research by Brett Deaton (3 Sep 2014)
  5. How to Attend your First Conference by Caroline Morley (12 Oct 2011)

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Teaching

  1. Making your classroom accessible for diverse learners by Nick Young (21 Feb 2020)
  2. Improving the Effectiveness of Graduate STEM Education by Caitlin Doughty (13 Dec 2019)
  3. How TAs Make a Difference in the Classroom by Briley Lewis (15 Nov 2019)
  4. Will you use Astrobites in your course this Fall? by Nathan Sanders (11 Jun 2017)

Outreach

  1. Astrobites Goes Multilingual! by Astrobites (26 Sept 2020)
  2. Beyond the Lecture Hall: Making the most of a university astronomy club by John Weaver (5 Jun 2020)
  3. Tweeping up with the Astronomers: Sharing Your Science with Twitter by Haley Wahl (21 Apr 2020)
  4. Flipping the Paradigm: How Maunakea Scholars brings Astronomy Research to the Classroom by Ellis Avallone (10 Apr 2020)
  5. Outreach for Astronomers: Letters to a Pre-Scientist and MIT Astrogazers by Briley Lewis and Kaitlyn Shin (6 Mar 2020)
  6. You should get Twitter…for science! by Briley Lewis (17 Jan 2020)
  7. Experiencing a dark tour of the universe by Emma Foxell (25 Nov 2019)
  8. The Pulsar Search Collaboratory: Making Pulsar Science Accessible to High School Students by Haley Wahl (1 Oct 2019)
  9. Astronomy Camp: A Lesson in Asking Questions by Jenny Calahan (19 Jul 2019)
  10. AAS Astronomy Ambassadors and You by Meredith Rawls (13 Sep 2013)
  11. A new look at outreach and the American Astronomical Society by Allison Strom (20 Jan 2013)
  12. Pack a Spacesuit for Camp this Summer! by Shannon Hall (23 Jul 2012)

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Travelling

Observing at Telescopes

  1. A day (and night) in the life of an observational astronomer by Rosanna Tilbrook (24 Apr 2020)
  2. Students on the Hunt for Black Holes by Ana Torres Campos (22 Aug 2017)
  3. Living the ‘Magellan’ life : Observing at a Chilean masterpiece by Gourav Khullar (4 Feb 2016)
  4. Engineering at the SOAR Telescope in Chile by Josh Fuchs (18 Feb 2014)
  5. Astrobites on the Ice: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5 by Kirit Karkare (12 Dec 2012, 28 Jan 2013, 4 Feb 2013, 5 Mar 2013, 1 Apr 2013)
  6. Queue Observing at Gemini North by Caroline Morley (30 Oct 2012)
  7. Observing the “supernova of the generation” with Keck by Lauren Weiss (29 Aug 2011)
  8. Observing on Mauna Kea: Dawn in Cambridge, Mass by Elisabeth Newton (18 Aug 2011)
  9. Everything I need to know about observing I did not learn in kindergarten by Elisabeth Newton (31 Mar 2011)
  10. My Observing Run at the Magellan Telescopes in Chile by Ian Czekala (17 Jan 2011)

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Attending Conferences

  1. Organizing an Online Conference: A Grad Student’s Experience and Advice by Macy Huston (1 Oct 2021)
  2. Moving Conferences Online: Tips from the Organizers of Cosmology from Home  by Alex Gough (17 Jul 2021)
  3. Safely Gather-ing for Conferences during COVID by Catherine Clark (13 May 2021)
  4. Extreme Solar Systems IV by Samuel Factor (27 Sep 2019)
  5. Cool Stars 20 by Samuel Factor (3 Aug 2018)
  6. SPIE From the Perspective of a Non-Instrumentalist by Samuel Factor (25 Jun 2018)
  7. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018 by Amber Hornsby (22 Jun 2018)
  8. The SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation Conference (#SPIEAstro) in Edinburgh by Gudmundur Stefansson (8 Jul 2016)
  9. Roundup: #aas227 #hackaas Hack Day by Meredith Rawls (23 Jan 2016)
  10. An Overview of the Extreme Solar Systems III Conference by Gudmundur Stefansson (22 Dec 2015)
  11. AAS #218: Boston or bust by Elisabeth Newton (26 May 2011)
  12. AAS 217th Meeting: Part 1 and Part 2 by Elisabeth Newton (11 Jan 2011, 14 Jan 2011)

Attending Workshops

  1. The Audible Universe by Katya Gozman (13 Sept 2021)
  2. The Young Graduate Trainee Scheme at the European Space Agency by David Gooding (12 Mar 2021)
  3. Communicating Science Like a Boss by Lauren Sgro (16 Mar 2018)
  4. Illuminating teaching, and the art of going where you want to go by Zephyr Penoyre (17 Mar 2017)
  5. The Extreme Precision Radial Velocities Workshop by Gudmundur Stefansson (13 Jul 2015)
  6. SciCoder Recap by Meredith Rawls (2 Jul 2014)
  7. KICP Workshop on Outreach and Education by Korey Haynes (20 Jun 2014)
  8. Adventures in Astrostatistics: Astrobites at SAMSI: Part 1 and Part 2 by Ben Montet (2 Nov 2013)
  9. Gravitational Lensing in the Canary Islands by Alice Olmstead (25 Nov 2012)
  10. Fringes, Phase centers, and Fourier Transforms: The 13th NRAO Synthesis Imaging Workshop, Part I by Chris Faesi (9 Jun 2012)
  11. NRAO, EVLA, VLBA, ALMA, AIPS, CASA by Ian Czekela (29 Sep 2011)
  12. A Summer Schooling by Katherine Rosenfeld (5 Aug 2011)

 

Current Events

COVID-19

  1. Safely Gather-ing for Conferences during COVID by Catherine Clark (13 May 2021)
  2. Moving Conferences Online: Tips from the Organizers of Cosmology from Home  by Alex Gough (17 Jul 2021)
  3. Hello, world! Virtually welcoming new grad students by Rosanna Tilbrook (24 Jul 2020)
  4. COVID-19 in Fall 2020: A Concerning Situation for Students by Briley Lewis (17 Jul 2020)
  5. Astrophysical Classics: What did Newton actually discover in quarantine? by Kate Storey-Fisher (31 Mar 2020)

 

Applications and Career Paths

REUs

  1. It’s REU Application Season! by Astrobites (8 Jan 2018)
  2. So You Want to Apply for an REU… Here’s How by Ben Montet (5 Jan 2013)

NSF GRFP

  1. Writing Your NSF GRFP Essays by Ashley Villar (17 Sep 2015)
  2. Applying for the NSF: Our own experiences by Astrobites (2 Oct 2011)
  3. Applying for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship by Astrobites (11 Sep 2011)

Graduate School

  1. Quitting a PhD by Jana Steuer (18 Jun 2021)
  2. Finding, Choosing, or Changing Advisors: An Astrobites Panel Webinar by Astrobites (3 Mar 2021)
  3. When Your Palace Crumbles Overnight: Rejected from PhD Programs (A Personal Experience) by Sabina Sagynbayeva (6 Apr 2021)
  4. A guide to different grad programs by Mia de los Reyes (7 Jul 2017)
  5. Taking the leap from engineering into astronomy by Astrobites (20 Mar 2016)
  6. Applying to grad school in the US: a timeline by Elisabeth Newton (28 Aug 2014)
  7. How to Apply for Grad School in Europe by Yvette Cendes (13 Jun 2014)
  8. Applying to Graduate School: Part 1 and Part 2 by Dan Gifford (4 Sep 2011, 6 Sep 2011)
  9. Why I Chose Grad School by Amandeep Gill (1 Jul 2011)

Gap Years

  1. What If I Am Not Accepted Into a PhD Program (U.S.)? by Jessica Roberts (31 Aug 2018)
  2. Taking a Gap Year – Part 1 by Astrobites (31 Aug 2014)
  3. When Graduate School Isn’t in the Immediate Future by Shannon Hall (10 Dec 2012)
  4. Postponing the Next Step: a Decision to Defer by Gabriele Betancourt-Martinez (19 Feb 2012)
  5. Careers, Like Space Missions, are Tricky: How a Master’s Degree Can Help by Holly Capello (17 Jul 2011)

Academic Careers

  1. So You Want to Be a Professor of Astronomy? by Wynn Jacobson-Galan (16 Jul 2021)

Non-academic Careers

  1. Taking the Leap from Astronomy to Engineering by James Mason (18 Nov 2016)
  2. Alternative Careers: Leveraging your Astronomy Degree for Data Science by Ben Cook (1 Jun 2016)
  3. Why I left research for education by Alice Olmstead (20 Mar 2013)
  4. Careers In Astronomy: What am I Doing with my Life?? by Maria Drout (8 Sep 2011)

Miscellaneous

  1. How to Successfully Start and Run a Journal Club by Laila Linke (23 Apr 2021)

Book Reviews

  1. Humanity and Identity Are Inextricable from Astrophysics: a Review of The Disordered Cosmos by Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein by Astrobites (22 Jun 2021)
  2. Beyond the Boundaries of Time and Space by Wei Vivyan Yan (21 May 2021)