On a daily basis, astronomers deal with analyzing data. That’s the way we verify our models and increase our comprehension of the universe. In order to do that, we commonly rely on general software such as Astropy. Who’s behind such powerful tool? Is our community giving these people the proper recognition?
It’s that time of the year again: graduate school application season. Today we revisit a 2015 article that shows, once more, that GRE scores requirements on graduate admissions hurt diversity and equity of opportunity in astronomy, and we are overdue on fighting against the inertia.
Astrobites reports on a recent Alternative Careers panel on Data Science jobs at the Wolbach Library. When asked why they decided to go into a non-academic career, none of the panelists said their primary reason was monetary or because of the tough job market in astronomy.
So you went observing, and you got a time series of images for precise photometry and you want to plot a light curve. Now what? Where do you start? Right here, with AstroImageJ.
If you hold an engineering diploma and dream of exploring the universe, this Astrobite is for you: practical advice on how to take the leap into astronomy and astrophysics.
Graduate students at US institutions in all fields relating to science and engineering, are encouraged to apply. The application will close on March 1st.