Monthly Archives: November 2013

Half an operating system: The triumph and tragedy of OS/2 – A History Lesson

This week’s post is a bit of the beaten track, but by accident I came across this article by Jeremy Reimer in arstechnica.   I started reading and ended up reading the entire article. It documents the battle between IBM … Continue reading

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Exoplanet Content in the Keck Observatory Archive

Following on from last week’s post about the Second Kepler Science Conference, the Keck Observatory Archive (KOA) is a growing resource for exoplanet science. The poster shown at the end of this post was presented at the Kepler Conference describes … Continue reading

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The Second Kepler Science Conference

This week, I have been at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA, where I have had the pleasure of attending the Second Kepler Science Conference, which celebrates the extraordinary achievements of the Kepler mission.  There were of … Continue reading

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Automating OSIRIS Data Reduction for the Keck Observatory Archive

The Keck Observatory Archive (KOA) will by the end of this calendar year curate all observations – previously acquired as well as newly acquired data – made with all seven active instruments at the W. M. Keck Observatory. One of … Continue reading

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