Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Wed. Oct. 14: Prof. Hall

Prof. Hall will be talking about "The use of an authentic research experience in astronomy to teach the process of science", accessible from the "University of Alaska - Anchorage" link on this website:


...which was featured in a recent AAS newsletter:


The University of Alaska - Anchorage has a website for their Research-Based Science Education for Undergraduates:


Friday, October 9, 2015

Back in Use!

This website is back in use.  Stay tuned for updates.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

free-floating planet from CFHT?

Maybe, or maybe just another low-temperature T dwarf.

Stellar mass vs. radius

Theoretical models are still systematically off in their predictions of the stellar mass-radius relation; see page 33 of http://arxiv.org/pdf/1211.2527.pdf

...but the discrepancies are probably just due to uncertainties in the input physics and approximations used, not to fundamental flaws in our understanding of the universe.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Science Communication Resources

From a "Journalism 101 for Scientists" workshop I attended here at York:

Science Media Centre of Canada (click on "For Scientists")

* Publications for scientists from the U.K. Science Media Centre

* Books to look for: "Escape from the ivory tower" and "Don't be such a scientist"

Thursday, February 23, 2012


This blog is now the general website for the astronomy group at York University. We'll be posting more often from now on, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

CFHT: The Next Generation

Just building a little publicity for a worthy project that will likely get mentioned at tomorrow's AJC: