Category Archives: Internet

Defending Science and Scientific Integrity in the Age of Trump

This week’s blog is a little off my usual beat, but in the current climate, I think it’s a good choice.  This is a 75 minute podcast, prepared by Robert Frederick of American Scientist, of a panel discussion held at … Continue reading

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The dot Astronomy 6 Conference

For my last post of 2014, I would like to draw everyone’s attention to the on-line material about the dot Astronomy 6 Conference, held this year at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, on December 8-10. This annual meeting on on-line astronomy … Continue reading

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Enhancements to the Astronomy Source Code Library (ASCL)

The Astronomy Source Code Library (ASCL) is a rapidly growing, free online registry for astronomical source codes that have been used in research that have appeared in, or been submitted to, peer-reviewed publication. There are now over 900 codes indexed by … Continue reading

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Introduction to the National Data Service Consortium

This week, I am attending the National Data Service (NDS) Consortium workshop, hosted by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO on June 12 and 13 2014.  The NDS … Continue reading

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Why Do We Still Have Journals?

This the title of an editorial essay by Gerald Davis (Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan), in Administrative Science Quarterly. His essay was concerned with journals in social science, but I think many of the issues he … Continue reading

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Astrophysics Source Code Library: Where do we go from here?

This week I am featuring a guest post by Ms. Alice Allen, the Editor of the the Astrophysics Source Code Library, an on-line index of codes used in astronomical research and that have been referenced in peer-reviewed journal articles.  The … Continue reading

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From The Front Lines of ADASS XXIII – Day Two Morning

Yesterday evening, there was a BOF on FITS, and much of the discussion centered on whether FITS is nearing the end of its useful lifetime. There was some discussion on whether, e.g., the IAU Commission on FITS should evolve into … Continue reading

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