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CfA Bibliography for October 2014

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in October 2014 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Boyden Observatory through the 60″ Rockefeller Reflector

The 60-inch Rockefeller Reflector is one of the main telescopes at Boyden Observatory, currently located in Bloemfontein, South Africa. It all started when Uriah A. Boyden, a mechanical engineer in Boston, MA, donated $238,000 to Harvard College in 1879 to extend astronomical research. With the newly acquired money, Harvard declared…

The Damon Telescopes

One of the biggest contributions of Edward Pickering, who was the director of Harvard College Observatory for 42 years (1876-1918), is initiating a program to map the variability of objects in the night sky [1]. One of the main consequences of this program was to collect a huge number of…

Open Access Publishing Made Easy for Conferences

Are you tired of how conference proceedings are currently published? Zenodo.org, created by OpenAIRE and CERN, and supported by the European Commission, now offers functionality that can help. The research community can now publish, preserve, cite and make their conference material (slides, posters, videos, white papers, reports) readily available using Zenodo, so that it…

Visual Astronomy Display: October 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for October 2014 Highlights… SciShow ponders the famous statement from Carl Sagan that “we are made of star-stuff”, exactly how much of us really is “star-stuff”?; Nature published a short video about Laniakea, our home supercluser, and the team of scientists who discovered it; Philae prepares to…

CfA Bibliography for September 2014

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in September 2014 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Visual Astronomy Display: September 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for September 2014 Highlights… The Rosetta mission is still going strong! One video illustrates the key dates of the upcoming sequence of maneuvers that will bring Rosetta even closer to comet 67P; Historic footage from Voyager 2’s 1989 flyby of Triton, a moon of Neptune, has been…

CfA Bibliography for August 2014

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in August 2014 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, and sort)

Rediscovering the Horsehead Nebula

Rediscovering the Horsehead Nebula There are currently about 500,000 photographic plates residing at the Harvard College Observatory. The collection is unique in its coverage of the sky (both the northern and southern hemispheres), its coverage of time (data dating back to the 1880s), as well as its sheer size (the…

Visual Astronomy Display: August 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for August 2014 Highlights… The tale of the comet-chasing probe, Rosetta, re-imagined as a child’s bedtime story; Last month was the 45th anniversary of the moon landing! Several videos in this playlist celebrate and remember that historic event; SciShow has a video highlighting rogue planets, those lone…