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CfA Bibliography for November 2015

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in November 2015 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Visual Astronomy Display: November 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for November 2015 Highlights… Fire in space is dangerous…but to understand that danger and how to deal with it should a fire ignite, there must be testing. That’s where Saffire, the Spacecraft Fire Experiment comes into play; Dr. Don Lincoln of Fermilab talks about the multiverse: what…

CfA Bibliography for October 2015

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in October 2015 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Visual Astronomy Display: October 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for October 2015 Highlights… MinutePhysics explains why we put telescopes in space; Flowing water has been discovered on Mars. Just repeat that to yourself for a minute. Flowing water. Has been discovered. On the planet Mars. Mind. Blown; The Mars hype is real and NASA is sharing…

CfA Bibliography for September 2015

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in September 2015 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Visual Astronomy Display: September 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for September 2015 Highlights… NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, currently in orbit around Ceres, discovered many interesting features on the minor planet, including bright spots and a pyramid-shaped mountain; Capturing a Pluto occultation? The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy accomplished the impossible in late June when astronomers aboard the…

CfA Bibliography for August 2015

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in August 2015 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Visual Astronomy Display: August 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for August 2015 Be on the look out for the Perseid meteor showers on August 12th and 13th! Highlights… How would YOU like to start your morning sucking freeze dried coffee through a straw from a sealed plastic bag? Well, the astronauts don’t enjoy that much either,…

CfA Bibliography for July 2015

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in July 2015 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Visual Astronomy Display: July 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for July 2015 Highlights… Several videos this month highlight New Horizons upcoming close pass of Pluto! Launched in 2009, the New Horizon mission scientists have been waiting for over 9 years for this day to come; As we head into hurricane season, NASA Goddard shares US coastal…

CfA Bibliography for June 2015

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in June 2015 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Visual Astronomy Display: June 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for June 2015 Highlights… Unique among space probes is Hubble: designed to be serviced by human’s in space it’s built with special hand rails for astronauts to grip, and after years in space, visible hand prints can seen on Hubble; A video of European city lights as…

CfA Bibliography for May 2015

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in May 2015 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Workshop on Shared Curation of the Astronomical Literature

In this 1.5 day workshop (BY INVITATION ONLY), from June 12 – 13, we will explore current curation practices for telescope bibliographies and discuss how the community can work together towards improved workflows. We will look at new digital curation techniques and tools, particularly the Unified Astronomy Thesaurus (UAT), and…

On archives, libraries and… astrology.

From February 9th to May 10th 2015 I had the wonderful opportunity to be a fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics for the purpose of producing, with the SAO/NASA ADS (Astrophysics Data System) bibliographical data, a statistical study about the citing behavior of French astronomers. While the goal of…

Visual Astronomy Display: May 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for May 2015 Highlights… Hubble celebrated its 25th anniversary on April 24th, so this month’s playlist is peppered with videos about the great space telescope; NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program is studying the feasibility of tensegrity robots, rovers designed as a collection of metal rods and cables…

CfA Bibliography for April 2015

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in April 2015 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Walk-through: Contribute to the Astronomy Thesis Collection

How to Contribute to the Astronomy Thesis Collection Remember: Unless you have special permission, you should only upload your own thesis or dissertation. Make sure that you have the appropriate legal documentation allowing you to upload someone else’s thesis or dissertation before doing so. Go to www.zenodo.org and either sign…

Launching the Astronomy Thesis Collection

An Open, Online Astronomy Thesis Collection How can people access your thesis and/or dissertation? Most people would answer that the library of their institution has a copy, they have a copy, and perhaps there is a copy at the Library of Congress.  But it is difficult to find full-text online,…

Visual Astronomy Display: April 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for April 2015 Highlights… The story of Rosetta and Philae continues in a cute animated feature describing the probe’s journey to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko; NASA Planetary Science shares a video imagining how the deep oceans of Mars might have once looked; Rover teams use the Mojave Desert in…

CfA Bibliography for March 2015

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in March 2015 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Visual Astronomy Display: March 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for March 2015 Highlights… The Solar Dynamics Observatory celebrates its 5th anniversary with a time-lapse video of the sun that captures one frame every 8 hours for nearly 5 years; NASA share’s a video about the wrap up of Curiosity’s “walkabout” exploration of the Pahrump Hills on…

CfA Bibliography for February 2015

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in February 2015 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Visual Astronomy Display: February 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for February 2015 Highlights… A summary of the past, present, and future of Moon exploration from the European Space Agency, who also share a vision for what Lunar exploration could be; The Russian Federal Space Agency posted two videos recently, one showing what it would look like…