Currently thinking about how I can be engaging and create a quick change of pace between the three talks.
Attempting to write some notes/prompts to be witty and charming for this next week https://www.qub.ac.uk/events/whats-on/listing/oursolarsystemandbeyondfromhawaiiandbelfast.html
If you're interested in reading the science paper about the close up of #OurBlackHole it is open access https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ac6674
You can learn more watching the recording of the press conference https://www.youtube.com/embed/rIQLA6lo6R0?autoplay=0
We know have one more image of a black hole shadow and the snapshot of the material orbiting around the black hole. The Event Horizon Telescope now has the best image of the black hole in the heart of our Galaxy (Sgr A*) Image credit: EHT Collaboration #OurBlackHole
If you're in London in July, worth checking out https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2022/summer-science-exhibition/all-exhibits/
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This is so cool! I love Gonggong’s one, but I am biased as a co-discoverer https://blog.unicode.org/2022/05/out-of-this-world-new-astronomy-symbols.html
@megschwamb I try to always have an alternative available so I don’t fall back into work out of default. I find I have to be _very_ intentional in what I choose, and it took a lot of exploration to find them. Now, my toolkit contains playing music, read the local news, and listen to at least one podcast episode on a walk.
What do you folks do for this kind of thing?
Set up my laptop and phone to today ignore notifications from email in the morning until an hour when I would be in the “office”. Aim is that I am only start dealing with email at 9am or later. I usually jump in once I am awake between 5-8am.
Partially trying to carve out some non-thinking about work time in the morning and also maybe build in some thinking time for research
Lecture 2 of the grad astro outreach and communication skills module is in the bag. Students gave mini-practice talks and got feedback. We talked about different types of professional talks and also about poster designs.
Next week is all about social media both for science communication and networking and outline outreach.
"Women who reported that their classrooms communicated a fixed mindset and that negative stereotypes were widespread showed an eroding sense that they belonged in math during the semester, and they were less likely to express a desire to take math in the future. Women who said that their classrooms promoted
a growth mindset were less susceptible to the negative effects of stereotypes, and they were
more likely to intend to continue to take math in the future. " #womenInSTEM
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