Presentations

The Bones of the Milky Way, at Harvard Club of Boston, Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Bones of the Milky Way, (key, 916 MB), (pdf, 75 MB)

About a century ago, astronomers determined that the band of stars we see on the Sky as the Milky Way can be understood as an "insider's" view of the very flat spiral galaxy in which our Sun is embedded. Today we know that our Milky Way Galaxy is one of billions like it, but oddly we know more about the… Read more about The Bones of the Milky Way

Alyssa Goodman: ADS All Sky Survey, at Department of Geography, University of Zurich. Hosted by the Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis Unit at the GIScience Center, Thursday, July 3, 2014

ADS All Sky Survey files, (key, 452 MB), (pdf, 34 MB)

Alyssa Goodman: Star Formation & Visualization at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, at Harvard-Heidelberg Workshop 2014, Monday, June 23, 2014:

This 45-minute talk by Alyssa Goodman offered an introduction to CfA Research on Star Formation and Data Visualization at the first Annual Harvard-Heidelberg workshop in June 2014.

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Alyssa Goodman: The Visualization of Astronomical Information: From Galileo to the Zooniverse, at Benjamin Dean Lecture: California Academy of Science, San Francisco, CA, Monday, April 21, 2014

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In 1610, when Galileo pointed his small telescope at Jupiter, he drew sketches to record what he saw. After just a few nights of observing, he understood his sketches to be showing moons orbiting Jupiter. It was the visualization of Galileo’s observations that led to his understanding of a clearly Sun-centered solar system, and to the revolution this understanding then caused. Similar stories can be found throughout the history of Astronomy, but visualization has never been so essential as it is today, when we find ourselves blessed with a larger wealth… Read more about Alyssa Goodman: The Visualization of Astronomical Information: From Galileo to the Zooniverse

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