Tag Archives: exoplanet

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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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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How can we use HPC platforms to help dig out new exoplanets?

My colleague Peter Plavchan and  I wrote this lead article for the April 3 edition of International Science Grid This Week, where it appears as the lead article. We are living in the golden age of exoplanets — over 800 … Continue reading

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A Tale of 160 Scientists, Three Applications, One Workshop and A Cloud

This is the text of a presentation I gave at the 22nd Annual Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems Conference, held in Champaign, Illinois (Nov 4-8, 2012).  You may download the slides here: Sagan e-Science 2012 gbb best. The work … Continue reading

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Keck Science Meeting On YouTube!

This year’s Keck Observatory Science meeting was held at UC San Diego, and included two days of talks and posters describing the most recent astronomical science conducted at the W. M. Keck Observatory.  The presentations included John Johnson (Caltech) on … Continue reading

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Hunting Exoplanets with Kepler and Big Computers!

The International Science Grid This Week posted a fascinating article on how high performance computing is being used to analyze time-series data sets from the Kepler mission.  Kepler’s primary goal is to determine the frequency of Earth-sized planets around other … Continue reading

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How To Use Cloud Computing To Do Astronomy

This is a talk I gave jointly with my colleague Ewa Deelman (ISI, USC) at Caltech on May 9. I have had a number of requests to post the slides, so I will do so here:  Cloud IPAC May 9 gbb … Continue reading

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Citizen Science: Contributions to Astronomy Research  

This is the title of an interesting paper by Carol Christian et al., in which they discuss the role of citizen science in modern astronomical research.  The authors adopt the definition of  citizen science as ” active involvement of a … Continue reading

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