Continuing on the thread from Friday’s post, I also attended the recent SPIE meeting. Here are my thoughts, as someone who is on the science side of the field, on the engineering and instrumentation conference.
If only we could image a planet as it transits in front of its host star, we could obtain data that would complement other observation techniques. Here we learn about a technique that might actually let us do so.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s…still unclear. Today’s paper tackles the ever-growing problem of satellite identification in space with a very clever solution.
To provide insight into a typical week in my life as a grad student, I kept a record of my daily activities. How does it compare to your own?
We report on Day 4 of the winter AAS meeting in National Harbor, MD. Highlights include an overview of the electromagnetic counterparts to LIGO’s first neutron-star merger, a look at the powerful instrumentation that detected gravitational waves, and a discussion of science funding in the context of our political climate.
WFIRST is an exciting telescope set to launch into orbit in 2025, and today we explore some of the fascinating Solar System science it might carry out.