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Hubble Fellows Symposium 2016

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It was great to visit Baltimore one last time and see the other fellows again. Baltimore has become a major hub for astronomy, even more so since STScI started hiring for JWST and WFIRST. All my friends from Yale seem to live in Baltimore now!

Hubble Fellows Symposium 2015

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Right after getting back from Chile I headed straight to Baltimore for this year’s Hubble Fellows Symposium at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Every year most of the 51 Hubble fellows (three years with each 17 fellows) get together at these meetings to present their work to each other. It is quite a fun meeting, since you get exciting updates on nearly all major fields of astronomy within three days. Last year we criticized, though, that the schedule left no time for chatting, schmoozing and collaborating. This year the organizers relaxed the schedule  a bit, so every talk was only 20 minutes long. It made the meeting much more enjoyable and put the fun back into the symposium.

Hubble TAC

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In the first week of June, I went once more to Charm City Baltimore to attend the Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee meeting. This exclusive event takes place once a year at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), and is meant to sort the wheat from the chaff among the many, many applications for observing time on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).  Continue reading Hubble TAC