Monthly Archives: June 2011

This week’s paper: Telescope time without tears: a distributed approach to peer review

The paper selected for the third astronomy twitter journal club meeting (8pm UK time, 7pm UT, Thursday 30th June) is Telescope Time Without Tears: A Distributed Approach to Peer Review. The authors of the paper, Michael Merrifield and Donald Saari, … Continue reading

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Review: Planet Occurrence within 0.25 AU of Solar-Type Stars from Kepler

For the second Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting we discussed a paper from the Kepler team: Planet Occurrence within 0.25 AU of Solar-Type Stars from Kepler (Howard et al. 2011). Technical problems with twitter took up most of the first … Continue reading

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Transcript: Planet Occurrence within 0.25 AU of Solar-Type Stars from Kepler

The transcript of the second astronomy twitter journal club meeting is now online at Chirpstory: http://chirpstory.com/li/1835 or http://chirpstory.com/dialog_embed/1835. There’s also a PDF copy if you want to download it: Planet Occurrence within 0.25 AU of Solar-Type Stars from Kepler. The … Continue reading

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This week’s paper: Planet Occurrence within 0.25 AU of Solar-Type Stars from Kepler

The paper selected for discussion at the second meeting of the astronomy twitter journal club (8pm UK time, 7pm UT, Thursday 23rd June) is Planet Occurrence within 0.25 AU of Solar-Type Stars from Kepler (Howard et al. 2011). As the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the first meeting

It’s been nearly two weeks since I first heard about the twitter journal club concept, recently set up to discuss medical research. I thought it was something that could work for astronomy too and, when I mentioned it on twitter, … Continue reading

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Review: Gamma rays from the Galactic centre and the WMAP haze – 16th June 2011

For the first Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting we discussed a paper by Dan Hooper and Tim Linden – Gamma Rays From The Galactic Center and the WMAP Haze. The paper suggests that the gamma ray excess found in the Fermi … Continue reading

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Transcript: Gamma Rays From The Galactic Center and the WMAP Haze – 16th June 2011

The transcript of the first Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting is now online at Chirpstory: http://chirpstory.com/dialog_embed/1771 or http://chirpstory.com/li/1771. You can also download the PDF: Gamma Rays From The Galactic Center and the WMAP Haze – Meeting Tweet Archive. We’ll be posting a summary of the … Continue reading

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