Vol. 52, Issue 2

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Published by: American Astronomical Society (10.3847)
Total articles ≅ 40

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Simon Jeffery, Tony Lynas-Gray, Ron Hilditch
Published: 28 December 2020
Vol. 52, Issue 2, Volume 52; https://doi.org/10.3847/25c2cfeb.56956aa8

Emily Moravec
Published: 15 December 2020
Vol. 52, Issue 2, Volume 52; https://doi.org/10.3847/25c2cfeb.53f6dcad

Creating a website to promote one’s scientific work has become commonplace in many scientific disciplines. A plethora of options exist for framework to generate your website content, hosting it, and registering a domain name. The goal of this document is to provide early career scientists (1) an overview of the current options for creating a website to promote their professional persona, and (2) general advice concerning website written content and one’s web presence. To get a sense of how other scientists created their websites, I created a survey asking colleagues about the services they used to create their websites and advice they have for someone creating a website. I received 54 responses from 53 astronomers and one computer scientist of which 23 were in an academic position beyond postdoc (faculty, scientist, etc.), 1 was an individual research fellow, 4 were in their third postdoc, 4 were in their second postdoc, 16 were in their first postdoc, and 6 were graduate students. I report the results of this survey here.
Randall K. Smith
Published: 15 December 2020
Vol. 52, Issue 2, Volume 52; https://doi.org/10.3847/25c2cfeb.9b7fdbfa

Modern science is a communal affair, with researchers joining into groups of all sizes for a single project or perhaps a career-long endeavor. Each field has its own standards and norms of practice, driven by history and funding patterns. Astronomers, broadly defined here to include astrophysicists, planetary scientists, heliophysicists, and physicists involved in astronomy, have an extremely long history and an eclectic funding pattern that includes private donors, government grants, and multi-national funding.
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