Welcome all and thanks for your interest in the twitter astronomy journal club! The general idea is that we meet up on twitter at a prearranged day and time and discuss an interesting piece of astronomy research. This will generally take the form of an academic paper, but we could also include some articles too. Everyone’s welcome to participate, whether you know anything about the topic or not. This is all inspired by the original Twitter Journal Club who are doing the same thing for medical research.
This blog will act as a hub for all the information on what’s going on – check here to find out when the discussions will take place and how to take part. There’s also a twitter account, @astronomyjc to follow and a hashtag: #astroJC.
Please start suggesting papers for our first session on the Suggestions for Papers page, or on twitter. @skyponderer has already put forward “Gamma Rays From The Galactic Center and the WMAP Haze” which looks good.
The other big question is when should our first meeting be? I thought around 19:00 GMT (i.e. 20:00 BST) would work and I’ve created the poll below to try and find a day that you’re all happy with.
Judging by the level of enthusiasm this generated on twitter tonight, I think this could be lots of fun. I’m looking forward to our first session.