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This week’s meeting: the pros & cons of pro/am collaboration

Professional / amateur collaboration in science, and astronomy in particular, is the discussion topic for this Thursday’s astronomy twitter journal club, starting at 20:10 GMT. @SamHawkins, who proposed this topic, explains more: Astronomy is one of the few branches of … Continue reading

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This week’s meeting: Understanding gamma-ray flares in the Crab Nebula

This Thursday, 20:10 GMT, astronomy journal club will look at a possible explanation for the mysterious gamma-ray flares in the Crab Nebula – Extreme particle acceleration in magnetic reconnection layers. Application to the gamma-ray flares in the Crab Nebula (Cerutti … Continue reading

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Review: How the Scientific Community Reacts to Newly Submitted Preprints

The 22nd meeting of the astronomy twitter journal club focused on an intriguing question: “Does tweeting really help get a paper more citations?” The discussion was loosely based on a recent paper, How the Scientific Community Reacts to Newly Submitted … Continue reading

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This week’s meeting: How the Scientific Community Reacts to Newly Submitted Preprints

This Thursday, 20:10 GMT, the astronomy twitter journal club’s going to be looking at the benefits of tweeting on paper citations. The discussion topic arose thanks to this recent paper, which I heard about this morning on twitter: How the … Continue reading

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This week’s meeting: What should young scientists spend their time on?

The topic for this week’s journal club meeting came from recent conversations on twitter; Marcel Haas explains more below. Join in the discussion this Thursday at 20:10 GMT. Recently on twitter there have been plenty of discussions about what skills … Continue reading

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Review: Dark dwarfs & the missing satellite problem

Astronomy twitter journal club met for the first time in 2012 last week to discuss the recent discovery of a distant, dark, dwarf galaxy which may help explain the discrepancy between the predicted and observed number of Milky Way satellites. … Continue reading

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This week’s meeting: Dark dwarf galaxies & the missing satellite problem

The astronomy twitter journal club is back this Thursday, 20:10 GMT, for our first meeting of 2012. Happy New Year everyone! This week we’re going to be discussing the recent discovery of a rather odd dwarf galaxy: Gravitational detection of … Continue reading

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