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Visual Astronomy Display: December 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for December 2014 Highlights… NASA scientists Holly Gilbert and Alex Young talk about a sunspot larger than any seen in the last 24 years currently found on our star; After ten long years journeying through space, Philae finally touches down onto the surface of a comet!; Coming…

CfA Bibliography for November 2014

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

Visual Astronomy Display: November 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for November 2014 Highlights… MAVEN reached Mars in September and has begun studying the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet in an attempt to figure out what happened to the atmosphere of Mars; Unexpectedly, the Arctic and Antarctic regions react differently to changing climate conditions. A video…

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…