Monthly Archives: December 2011

Review: two explanations for the Christmas Burst

For the final astronomy twitter journal club meeting of 2011 we discussed the two recently published explanations for the peculiar gamma-ray burst GRB 101225A. This object was first seen on Christmas Day 2010 and hence was nicknamed the Christmas Burst, … Continue reading

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Transcript: two explanations for the Christmas burst

The transcript of the 19th Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting is now online at Chirpstory: http://chirpstory.com/dialog_embed/3475 or http://chirpstory.com/li/3475. You can also download the PDF: Tweet transcript archive.

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This week’s paper: two explanations for the Christmas burst

This Thursday, 20:10 GMT, the astronomy twitter journal club goes festive with a discussion on GRB 101225A – the unusual gamma-ray burst which was detected by the SWIFT satellite on Christmas Day last year. The majority of gamma ray bursts … Continue reading

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Review: Kepler-22b – hype or new home?

The 18th meeting of the astronomy twitter journal club was all about science hype. The topic was suggested when the Kepler team announced the discovery of Kepler-22b – the exoplanet the media immediately christened “Earth’s twin”. There’s some more information … Continue reading

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Transcript: Kepler-22b – hype or new home

The transcript of the 18th Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting is now online at Chirpstory: http://chirpstory.com/dialog_embed/3351 or http://chirpstory.com/li/3351. You can also download the PDF: Tweet Transcript Archive.

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This week’s meeting: Kepler 22b – hype or new home?

The topic for this week’s astronomy twitter journal club (Thursday, 20:10 GMT) is Kepler-22b, a new exoplanet announced this week. However, the meeting won’t focus on the properties of this object, but rather on the media storm that’s blown up … Continue reading

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Review: Mentoring for young scientists

The 17th meeting of astronomy twitter journal club turned out to be a very lively discussion of the importance of mentoring to early career scientists. The topic was suggested by Marcel Haas and he explains why he put it forward … Continue reading

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Transcript: Mentoring for young scientists

The transcript of the 17th Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting is now online at Chirpstory: http://chirpstory.com/dialog_embed/3265 or http://chirpstory.com/li/3265. You can also download the PDF: Tweet transcript archive.

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