March Star Notes Newsletter

Margaret Harwood’s signature in her notebook

Hi everyone,

Sam and Nico here, the Star Notes researchers. Hope you’re all doing well! The current astronomer that we have up on our project is Sarah Breslin. It’s Women’s History Month, and we’re looking forward to showcasing the ways in which the women at the Harvard College Observatory impacted the history of science. 

We appreciate everyone who participated in our virtual asynchronous ‘Mysteries in the Sky’ event. The three mystery astronomers were Antonia Maury, Margaret Harwood, and Muriel Mussels. It was great seeing the guesses from volunteers! We’ll be seeing more of Antonia Maury and Muriel Mussels later on in our project. We were actually able to finish Margaret Harwood’s notebook in that one day, so thank you to everyone who participated and made that happen. Let us know if you’d like to see this event again in the future, or have any events that you’d like to see on our project! 

Our next Office Hours will be held on Tuesday, March 9th at 2PM EST. This month, we will be hearing from someone who works at the Astrophysics Data System, a digital library portal for researchers in astronomy and physics. The presenter will be talking about the abstracts and articles in ADS, as well as searching in the system. We’ll be on Zoom for an hour to answer questions and chat. You can stop by anytime during the hour. Register here for the Zoom link! 

As always, if you have any questions for us, or if there’s anything that we can do to help, you can contact us or find us over on the Talk boards. If you’re looking to get approval for your volunteer hours, please reach out and contact us. Have a great month!

Sam and Nico

Star Notes Team 

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