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Talking about our Research

When I was an undergrad speaking about my studies or my summer research project to people outside my field was scary. Now, believe it or not, a decade later, it’s still scary!

Taking a Gap Year – Part 1

In the first of a series of posts, several of our Astrobiters talk about their experiences taking a year off to do research before starting graduate school.

SciCoder Recap

SciCoder is an annual workshop in New York City for early-career astronomers with the tagline: How I Learned To Stop Hating Coding and Start Getting Things Done.

How to Apply for Grad School in Europe

Are you an American interested in applying abroad to Europe for graduate school? Here’s what you need to know!

Engineering at the SOAR Telescope in Chile

I recently participated in an engineering trip to the SOAR Telescope in Chile, where I helped with numerous maintenance and upgrades for the Goodman Spectrograph.

Adventures in Astrostatistics: Astrobites at SAMSI (Part 2/2)

Part two of our recap of the “Modern Statistical and Computational Methods for Analysis of Kepler Data” workshop in North Carolina, featuring both astronomers and statisticians!

Adventures in Astrostatistics: Astrobites at SAMSI (Part 1/2)

A recap of the “Modern Statistical and Computational Methods for Analysis of Kepler Data” workshop in North Carolina, featuring both astronomers and statisticians!

50 Years of Planetary Science at Caltech

Lots of people said lots of interesting things during the anniversary celebration for Caltech’s planetary science department.

AAS Astronomy Ambassadors and You

Graduate student Meredith Rawls tells us about the AAS Ambassadors program and her experience as part of the inaugural class of Astronomy Ambassadors. The application deadline for this year’s class is coming up on Oct. 18th.

Interactive astronomy software produced by graduate students

We asked each student in our Harvard AY201b course to develop an online software module that they could use to teach their peers, and other students around the world. See the amazing results!

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