Monthly Archives: April 2013

MyMoon Webcast with Matt Sheehy

Love to groove to some “spacey” tunes? Ever wonder how space exploration inspires and influences artists and muscians? Join the MyMoon webcast on May 7 at 7 pm CDT as musician Matt Sheehy from the band Lost Lander discusses his inspirations, thoughts on space exploration, the band’s own space-related experiences, and more. Lost Lander, a quartet based out of Portland, Oregon, was founded by Matt and released their first album, DRRT, in January 2012.

This webcast will be held via Google+ Hangouts on Air with CosmoQuest. Please visit the webcast event page on May 7 OR stay tuned to MyMoon and CosmoQuest social media for the link to join!

ADS Turns 20

The Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Today, in 2013, the ADS finds itself as the central discovery engine for astronomical information, used nearly every day by nearly every astronomer. Moving into its third decade, the ADS continues to serve the research community while remaining at the forefront of the massive technological and sociological changes occurring in the field of scholarly communication.

To celebrate this important event, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is hosting a colloquium on May 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm EDT. The keynote speaker will be Professor Christine Borgman, the Presidential Chair and Professor of Information Studies at UCLA, who will speak about the role of information systems in scholarly communications. The talk will be given at the Center for Astrophysics Phillips Auditorium, and will be followed by a reception. The event is open to all CfA staff as well as visitors who RSVP in advance.