Category Archives: blogging

There Is Life – and A Career – Outside Astronomy!

This week, I am going to write about a different topic, jobs outside astronomy.  It’s a topic that is, in fact close to my heart, as I spent four illuminating years outside astronomy, working on calibration and quality assurance for … Continue reading

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Licensing Astrophysics Codes session at AAS 225

On Tuesday, January 6, the ASCL, AAS Working Group on Astronomical Software (WGAS), and the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment sponsored a special session on software licenses, with support from the AAS. This subject was suggested as a topic of interest … Continue reading

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Review of A Hack Day: Coding Comes to the U.K. National Astronomy Meeting (NAM)

Hack Days have become very popular in the past few years. If you want to know what happens at one and what value they offer, read this excellent post by Robert Simpson on the Hack Day at the U.K. National Astronomy … Continue reading

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So exactly why do you blog, Bruce?

And does it provide any benefits? And is it a sink of time? I have been asked these questions on a number of occasions, even though the topic is a bit off the beaten track, I thought the questions merited … Continue reading

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