I think everyone should go and be involved. the idea is to make sure we are a well-educated, well-conversed, and diversified graduate population. I think journal club should bring us all together so we feel comfortable talking about science, starting in a safe, unpressured environment with just us. i think we should start helping each other, that way we are well prepared for the rest of the astronomy population in an environment that is comfy. I propose an 45-60 minutes dedicated to:
- A new interesting paper- possibly from the astro coffee list at OSU since they know what they are doing or something important to the presenter
- A paper by the colloquium speaker
- New results from UVa! Any time someone publishes or is part of a project or needs to practice a talk
This should be something that is fun and beneficial to us all. We should incorporate food and drinks, and be ready for some good astro hanging out time.
Astronomy image credit: M45 by Robert Gendler. APOD 9 January 2006.
Astro. Conference room. MONDAYS 4pm