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Summer update: .Astronomy, kittens, Mars and superwomen

20 Aug 2012, 19:43 UTC
Summer update: .Astronomy, kittens, Mars and superwomen
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It’s mid-August and in recent months lots of milestones were passed here in Heidelberg: .Astronomy was a big success, I gave a talk at the super fun and interesting Galactic Star Formation conference here in Heidelberg (my slides are here), and I successfully managed to take my first 2-week holiday in some years.
I wandered round for a few days, feeling lost like a mother cat without her kittens (for kittens, read: laptop, astro-ph, infrared bubbles etc) – luckily I found some bona fide replacement kittens living behind the garden shed, and with that relaxation was achieved, a tan procured.
So back to work it is, and here’s a bit of a recap on what’s been happening…..

We’ve revamped our .Astronomy web presence with an attractive new site – excellent work from Rob on that. It contains little snippets and links on the hacks that were produced at the conference, and links to the great talks we heard. Stuart did an awesome jon on creating a nifty Javascript-based tool that syncs up the slides of the talks with the audio, tweets and other content, such as links. Thanks to him, you can now relive some of our keynote talks on ...

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