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Journal of Williamina Paton Fleming Curator of Astronomical Photographs. Harvard College Observatory

[Background Note: The “Chest of 1900” was a time-capsule project to document everyday life at Harvard University for the month of March 1900. Many project participants contributed diaries; below is that of Williamina Paton Fleming, Curator of Astronomical Photographs at the Harvard College Observatory. Raphaelle Lapotre transcribed the journal during…

Visual Astronomy Display: May 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for May 2015 Highlights… Hubble celebrated its 25th anniversary on April 24th, so this month’s playlist is peppered with videos about the great space telescope; NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program is studying the feasibility of tensegrity robots, rovers designed as a collection of metal rods and cables…

CfA Bibliography for April 2015

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in April 2015 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Walk-through: Contribute to the Astronomy Thesis Collection

How to Contribute to the Astronomy Thesis Collection Remember: Unless you have special permission, you should only upload your own thesis or dissertation. Make sure that you have the appropriate legal documentation allowing you to upload someone else’s thesis or dissertation before doing so. Go to www.zenodo.org and either sign…

Launching the Astronomy Thesis Collection

An Open, Online Astronomy Thesis Collection How can people access your thesis and/or dissertation? Most people would answer that the library of their institution has a copy, they have a copy, and perhaps there is a copy at the Library of Congress.  But it is difficult to find full-text online,…

Visual Astronomy Display: April 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for April 2015 Highlights… The story of Rosetta and Philae continues in a cute animated feature describing the probe’s journey to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko; NASA Planetary Science shares a video imagining how the deep oceans of Mars might have once looked; Rover teams use the Mojave Desert in…

CfA Bibliography for March 2015

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in March 2015 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Visual Astronomy Display: March 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for March 2015 Highlights… The Solar Dynamics Observatory celebrates its 5th anniversary with a time-lapse video of the sun that captures one frame every 8 hours for nearly 5 years; NASA share’s a video about the wrap up of Curiosity’s “walkabout” exploration of the Pahrump Hills on…

CfA Bibliography for February 2015

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in February 2015 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Joel H. Metcalf Biography (Part 4)

Joel Hastings Metcalf Part 4: A Legacy of Discovery In 1910, Metcalf moved to Winchester, Massachusetts, where he continued his work as a preacher and found an eager audience, as demonstrated by his sermons being published in the local newspaper, the Winchester Star, on more than one occasion[1]. Of course,…