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Monthly Archives: December 2011
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
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.
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
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
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.
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