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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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Research Software Engineers: State of the Nation Report 2017

This report provides a history of the U. K.’s Research Software Engineers campaign and a snapshot of the state of the U.K.’s Research Software Engineer (RSE) community.  As I understand it, the term was coined at a U. K. Software … Continue reading

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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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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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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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It’s impossible to conduct research without software, say 7 out of 10 UK researchers

This is the the title of a blog post at the UK’s Software Sustainability Institute, which reports the results of a survey conducted amongst 417 UK researchers across many disciplines. This is the most extensive survey of its type conducted … Continue reading

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Videos From the 2014 Sagan Summer Workshop On-line

The NASA Exoplanet Science Center (NEXScI) hosts the Sagan Workshops, annual themed conferences aimed at introducing the latest techniques in exoplanet astronomy to young researchers. The workshops emphasize interaction with data, and include hands-on sessions where participants use their laptops … Continue reading

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Creating and evaluating data management plans

At the request of the Editor of the Astronomy Source Code Library (ASCL),  I am reproducing this post by Jonathan Petters, Data Management Consultant, Johns Hopkins Data Management Services. In a recent discussion on preservation and sharing of research data, … 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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Citizen Science and the Modern Web – Talk by Amit Kapadia.

Amit Kapadia gave this excellent talk at CERN on Citizen Science and The Modern Web.  From Amit’s abstract: “Beginning as a research project to help scientists communicate, the Web has transformed into a ubiquitous medium. As the sciences continue to … Continue reading

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