Talk:Working area for AAS jan 2008 poster
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--DanielleYeager 07:50, 5 December 2007 (PST) As of now, I have a very short and simple statement on the front page of this area of the wiki. If you don't know what I mean, I mean the article section for 'Working area for AAS jan 2008 poster'... Who all is going to be presenting it? What exactly is the abstract? What information to we currently have that I can post out on the main/article page. [end]
--Rebull 14:25, 5 December 2007 (PST) Hi Danielle - I just went ahead and updated it. [end]
--DanielleYeager 07:24, 6 December 2007 (PST) Thank you very much! [end]
Highlights for Wiki AAS Poster
--Dani 07:19, 5 December 2007 (PST) this is just copied and pasted over from the IC 2118 thread.
....DANIELLEYEAGER 12/03/07 1036 est....
Newest part of the project = Find 'interesting' or 'important' parts of the wiki to highlight on poster. You can post parts you would like to use in this thread. [If you don't remember how to post on a particular thread, you click edit to the left of the heading of the thread you want to post. If you want to start a new thread, scroll to the top and click on the + (plus) sign beside the tab for edit. And as always, if you have questions on the wiki, type my name in caps and then your question.]
Example / Rough Draft of poster.
[END OF INTRODUCTION, POST BELOW.] ___________________________________________________________________________
.....DANIELLEYEAGER 12/03/07 1253 EST...
- Basics on the fact that you are working on real research, and at the same time it is an informational, so if you have questions, nine times out of ten, the information is right there for you to get and work with. [Main page.]
- A lot of time we work with IR and if someone didn’t know what IR is, we have a section specifically noted for that. [Main Page, section 3]
- Future research project, Galaxy Classifications.
- Main page section 8.
- Users Guide on the bottom of the Main Page.
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Nick Kelley 12/03/07 1342 est
- Past T-Tauri work.
- Things the wiki allows use to do better.
- Interaction with other students
- Allows real Scientific work to be done by students.
--Spuck 11:55, 4 December 2007 (PST) These are great ideas ... keep them coming. Also we have a knew location in the WIKI for posting ideas for the 2008 AAS Wiki poster ideas and work items. SO, please post at the AAS Wiki Poster Page in the future. Thanks.
--DanielleYeager 10:48, 5 December 2007 (PST)
- Finding cluster members
- The playground
- How can I find already-reduced Spitzer data?
--NicholasJamesKelley 10:40, 6 December 2007 (PST) It would also be very nice if other people contributed to Ideas.
--DanielleYeager 10:06, 7 December 2007 (PST) Yes, Nick, it would be nice if other people contributed, but until they do, it's important that we continue to research and post. The most important feature is that a non-user[meaning, someone without a user name and password to the page] can get more information from the site than they more than likely know what to do with and the fact that the authors are talking 'behind the scenes', what we know as the discusion sections, and the site evolves and shifts as the projects progress.
--DanielleYeager 07:21, 19 December 2007 (PST) I think that Rachele Siegel is a wonderful example as to what the wiki is all about. I sat with her last night and threw all kinds of information at her about the project and everything it includes including the t-tauri monitering. I used two pages off of the wiki to help teach her. I used the Finding cluster members page as well as Making Light Curves for our YSO Candidates page . Is it possible to incorporate that at all onto the poster? Or maybe just have it as a kind of conversational piece when presenting? [end]
--Rebull 12:22, 21 December 2007 (PST) I think that is a FABULOUS thing to remember when talking to people about the wiki. At this meeting, there will be many more teachers coming on board to the project, so they'll be additional people needing to learn about the project. [END]
--DanielleYeager 07:25, 22 December 2007 (PST) This is what I pulled together before I had to leave the all day meeting. comment on what changes you would like to see made. I'll do what I can. [end]
--DanielleYeager 07:56, 2 January 2008 (PST) I finally got a chance to review the 'final' draft of the poster and it looks great! There isn't anything major that I would change. [end]
Highlights for Galaxy Poster
Researchers and presenters for the galaxy project include Cale McClintock, Jennifer Butchart, Alexis McCool and Alix Holcomb. The poster will be presented at the upcoming AAS meeting in Austin Texas.
Highlights for WZ Sge Poster
WZSge is an eclipsing binary star system composed of a white dwarf(serving as the primary star) and a brown dwarf(which serves as a secondary star). This is a close orbital binary star system with only an 82 minute orbital period. What is happening in WZSge is the white dwarf is stripping material away from the brown dwarf, however due to angular momentum the material is not falling directly into the white dwarf it is falling into an accretion disk which surrounds the white dwarf. This accrection disk is so bright that when WZSge is imaged in the optical we are not actually seeing the white dwarf but in fact the accretion disk which surrounds it. In the optical we can see by generating a light curve that the brown dwarf eclipses in front of the white dwarf and its accretion disk. However the current phenomena of WZSge is that an eclipse is visible in the IR (at both 4.5 and 8 microns).
Researchers for this project include: Steve Howell NOAO WIYN, Don Hoard SSC Harvey Mudd, J.M. Santiago and Jeff Adkins Deer Valley High School, Kimmerly Johnson and Beth Thomas, Matt Walentosky and Tim Spuck Oil City High School.
The poster "WZSge: Dark Matter in Accretion Disks" will be presented at the 211th annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Austin Texas this coming January. --Weehler 18:19, 15 December 2007 (PST)