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Summer App Space Innovation Speaker Series

Summer App Space is a paid apprenticeship for LA students and teachers to learn to program while getting paid to do fun space-related projects, and this year they are funding 12 students to attend a six-week school learning to program … Continue reading

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How Does An Astronomer Become A Data Scientist?

I have been asked this question by several junior colleagues, so I thought my answer might be valuable to a broader audience. In particular, these young scientists were keen to learn how their skills might be transferable to another field. … Continue reading

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Science: It’s Universal

This video was produced and directed by Amanda Bauer at the .Astronomy 4 meeting. Astronomers giving their thoughts on what science is and why they do it. <p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/45711303″>Science: It’s Universal</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user611471″>amanda bauer</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p> Read about … Continue reading

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The Public Library of Science: Open Access Journals, and Advice For Scientists

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit open-access scientific publishing project aimed at creating a library of open access journals and other scientific literature under an open content license.  I learned of this organization the other day from … Continue reading

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Resumes, interviews and getting jobs

I thought that this week, I might offer some tips on these two essential parts of getting jobs. I have been on both ends of resumes and interviews for many years, but I wanted to give a employer’s perspective on … Continue reading

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Was It Hard To Return To Astronomy and Research?

This was the most common question I was asked about my last post. I spent several years in Earth Sciences before returning to astronomy in 2000 as the Manager of the Infrared Science Archive (IRSA) at IPAC, Caltech.  My position … Continue reading

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How I Survived in Astronomy

The Astrobetter site has some very good posts and sane advice on getting jobs and building a career.  This week, with the job season upon us, I decided to write about how I managed to stay in astronomy. I hope … Continue reading

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