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Learn Something New at Wolbach!

We invite you to register for the following upcoming workshops taking place in Wolbach Library! Click the links below to register! GitHub – Oct. 12 from 10-2 (last hour for support and questions): http://bit.ly/github_cfa16 AstroPy – Nov. 15 from 10-4: http://bit.ly/astropy_cfa16 Jupyter – Dec. 7 from 1-3: http://bit.ly/jupyter_cfa16 After registering you will be contacted soon after to…

Visual Astronomy Display: September 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for September 2016 Highlights… The adventure of coffee in space continues as scientists and astronauts do further delicious experiments with the newly designed capillary flow cups; Bill Nye (the Science Guy) explains how Jupiter helped to mix and blend the elements present in the interstellar dust of…

Introducing ORCID @ CfA!

ORCID® (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) iDs are unique, persistent identifiers for researchers. Why sign up for an ORCID iD? This author identification tool is an effort that is being supported by libraries, publishers, and funders to help connect researchers to their works. Some publishers and funders already require ORCID…

Visual Astronomy Display: August 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for August 2016 Highlights… The Rosetta mission is at an end as the European Space Agency plans for a controlled descent into the surface of comet 67P; This month Phil Plait teaches us about black holes and neutron stars in his Astronomy Crash Course series. Joe Hanson…

CfA Bibliography for July 2016

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in July 2016 (View this list in ADS Bumblebee to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Visual Astronomy Display: July 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for July 2016 Highlights… Venus has an electric wind strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, a phenomena that may have helped to strip the planet of its oceans; SciShowSpace discuses the new techniques astronomers have used to find the 1,284 recently…

CfA Bibliography for June 2016

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in June 2016 (View this list in ADS Bumblebee to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)  

Visual Astronomy Display: June 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for June 2016 Highlights… On May 16th, elementary school students at St. Thomas More Cathedral School watched the St. Thomas More (STM)Sat-1, the first CubeSat built by elementary school students, deploy from the International Space Station; As Mars neared opposition (the time when it would be closest…

CfA Bibliography for May 2016

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in May 2016 (View this list in ADS Bumblebee to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Docker Training in the Library

On May 9th the Wolbach library hosted a training on Docker, a development tool that allows users to package up a piece of software within the environment necessary to run that software (including all of its dependencies) into a single unit, called a container. This can aid in sharing software,…

Visual Astronomy Display: May 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for May 2016 Highlights… The Hubble Space Telescope photographs a large bubble being blown in space by a super-hot, massive star; The story of the Hinode telescope as told by LEGOs; Phil Plait talks about the nearly 2000 exoplanets that have been discovered to date in one…

CfA Bibliography for April 2016

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in April 2016 (View this list in ADS Bumblebee to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Visual Astronomy Display: April 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for April 2016 Highlights… NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, orbiting 1 million miles from Earth captures a mind blowing view of a solar eclipse; Scientists at Goddard Space Flight Center use slight fluctuations in satellite orbits to map the gravity field of Mars, providing insights into the…

CfA Bibliography for March 2016

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in March 2016 (View this list in ADS Bumblebee to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

JupyterDays Day 2

JupyterDays day two was filled with more talks and demonstrations from the event speakers. The running theme throughout day two was integrating Jupyter Notebooks into your already existing workflows to solve problems. The morning started out with an introduction to Docker by Jonas Rosland, a Developer Advocate at EMC {code}. Jonas clarified…

JupyterDays Day 1!

Welcome to Jupyter Days Boston 2016 Day 1! This post will cover the highlights of the first day of the meeting. The event is taking place at the Harvard Law School and is organized by Project Jupyter, O”Reilly Media, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Library. Follow along on Twitter #JupyterDays. The day started…

Exploring Technology

The Wolbach Library is committed to providing tools for developing software and creating mock-ups of new inventions. We don’t just have laptops available for lending; we focus on current devices such as virtual reality headsets, electronics kits, and a spherical camera. Over the last few years, we have invested in…

Visual Astronomy Display: March 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for March 2016 Highlights… SciShowSpace explores and explains the volcanic moon of Jupiter, Io; Over time black holes evaporate Hawking Radiation and eventually die…but how does this happen? Physics Girl explains; This week, Phil Plait gives us a crash courses on the Oort cloud and meteors; Deep…

CfA Bibliography for February 2016

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in February 2016 (View this list in ADS Bumblebee to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Visual Astronomy Display: February 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for February 2016 Highlights… Have you ever wondered how close can you get the Sun? Well, SciShowSpace has the answer!; The Royal Observatory Greenwich asks: Are there aliens?; Were you curious about how the astronauts were able to grow lettuce on the International Space Station? Science@NASA explains…

CfA Bibliography for January 2016

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in January 2016 (View this list in ADS Bumblebee to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Visual Astronomy Display: January 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for January 2016 Highlights… NASA’s Marshall Center reviews the accomplishments of 2015 that will help make deep space exploration, and a journey to Mars, possible in the future; Lenore Rasmussen is developing synthetic muscles, materials that can expand, contract, flex, and stretch in any direction. Eventually it…

CfA Bibliography for December 2015

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in December 2015 (View this list in ADS Bumblebee to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Visual Astronomy Display: December 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for December 2015 Highlights… The European Space Agency explains the difference between meteors, meteorites, asteroids, and comets; XKCD explains how to go to space in a video using only the 1000 most common words in the English language; NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have discovered the first…