Monthly Archives: August 2012

search improvements: knowing when something isn’t there

So today I got started on another chore: adding flux upper limits into the light curves being produced by our supernova search. Usually the way we find things is to look for point sources in our processed images and see … Continue reading

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how to get back on the wagon

Disentangling all those tricky little things that, together, keep you up at 3 am on the sofa with the pint of ice cream and your laptop. Continue reading

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scheduling script done

As the subject says. Also, cycling! Continue reading

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search improvements: scheduling script

To run an astronomical survey you need to be able to tell the telescope where to point. Continue reading

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astronomy mentorship via AAS, CAASTRO, and your department

Astronomers: don’t let our dreams die! Help make the field that much less brutal, and more awesome. Continue reading

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“mini-meeting” w/MPA scientists

Wolfgang Hillebrandt (MPA) and Fritz Roepke (W├╝rzburg) come to visit. We discuss many supernova-related things, including my infamous, recently-accepted “That Paper”. Continue reading

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Wide-Field Astronomy from Antarctica

Today’s workshop concerned wide-field astronomy done from a recent Chinese installation called AST-3 at Dome A in Antarctica. Three Chinese scientists (one of whom, Lifan Wang, I knew from my days in the supernova group at LBL) told about fifty … Continue reading

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