Tuesday, June 21, 2016

.astronomy8 Day 1 lightning talks

Duncan Forgan & Aleks Scholz
#foundthem https://arxiv.org/abs/1605.02947
Open science: scientists communicate with the rest of the populace, during and after the research has been done.

Ashley Villar
astrobites.org run by graduate students who summarize arXiv for undergraduate students! FTW!  And would love to host useful intro documentation for undergrads, written by anyone!

Edward Gomez
There is no such thing as a stupid question (the comic book): http://bit.do/dotastro-comicbook
Scientists ask questions until they are satisfied by the answers.

Coleman Krawcyzk
Tactile outreach for the visually impaired

Matthew Graham
NOAO data lab datalab.noao.edu as a Science Exploration Format: images, catalogs (DEC outputs, DESI inputs, etc.)  Software will be public.  Similar to tools proposed by ESA, GAIA, LSST, SKA.

Justyn Campbell-White: Classifying Stellar Bubbles
Using Citizen Science Data for PhD project.

Adam Avison
http://jb.man.ac.uk/pynterferometer (note 30% chance of crashing on a Mac)  Simulating results from a given interferometer setup. 

William Roby
A history of JavaScript. Dark Ages of 1990s due to fragmentation. Today: ES6 improvement; 'strict mode'; standardized API. Very interesting for programmers. Don't be afraid to try it.

Edward Gomez
Asteroid Day is June 30th, 2016. http://asteroidday.lcogt.net  Allows you to schedule your own observations of asteroids, stitches them together into movies!

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