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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…

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)

ADS Bumblebee

Updates on ADS Interfaces and the Announcement of Bumblebee By Alberto Accomazzi Published on 07-15-2015 The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a tool for finding astronomy and planetary science publications. ADS currently has three different interfaces: ADS “Classic” – the one you all know and love, ADS “Labs” or “2.0”…

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…