Events & Calendars

Browse the tabs below for our upcoming and past events, as well as the calendars for our Collaboration Space and other dates related to astronomy and astrophysics (Astro-Cal). Our Collaboration Space is used to host research tools training activities and events in the Wolbach Library. If you have questions or comments, please contact us.

Material resulting from training and events in the library can be found via the Library's GitHub Organization.

2019 Feb 11

International Women and Girls in Astronomy Day

11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 

Wolbach Library

To mark the IAU's International Women and Girls in Astronomy Day, the CfA's Women in Science group decided to host a drop-in internal "open house" style event in Wolbach Library. For this event, CfA researchers, scientists, staff, and students are invited to contribute to a number of efforts that support and recognize the contributions of women in astronomy. These activities will include:

  • Mailing...
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2019 Feb 11

2019 Valentine's Day Cosmetics Drive

(All day)

Location: 

Wolbach Library

Wolbach Library acts as a collection point for the CfA's annual Valentine's Day Cosmetics Drive!

The Cosmetics Drive is a joint project by numerous Harvard campus Green Teams, the Resource Efficiency Program, FAS Green Program, and Harvard FMO Campus Recycling Services. Donated items are sent to residents of the Cambridge Family Shelter of the YWCA. We have outlets for men’s goods as well, so feel free to donate them too! 

We are glad to...

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2019 Jan 08

Software Citation Implementation in Astronomy: An Update

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA

Splinter meeting at AAS 233

Unresolved issues impact the astronomy community's ability to cite software and have their own software cited. Established principles to guide software citation practices have not fully mitigated issues that impact software citation implementation. This meeting will provide an update on the current issues impacting scholarly attribution for software and present options for attendees to help resolve some of the problems presented. Findings from a recent retrospective analysis of software citation practices in astronomy over the last...

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2018 Dec 10

Science Communication Toolkit: Master Class

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Wolbach Library

Wolbach will be hosting a two hour "Master Class" on science communication. The "Master Class" will focus on science communication in a few very specific contexts: media interviews, public talks, and presentations for advancement or policy-related conversations. 

Format of the session:

A few members of the CfA community will volunteer to present five minutes of content in their own science communication style in one of the designated contexts to session attendees. That presenter will then receive coaching from the instructor in...

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2018 Nov 09

CfA Career Panel 2018

10:30am to 11:45am

Location: 

Phillips Auditorium

Wolbach is hosting a career panel geared toward early career researchers at the CfA! With financial support from the AAS, we will be bringing in visitors to share their experiences with the community. 

If you would like to meet with any of our panelists you can learn more about them and sign up for a time to meet individually below:

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Wolbach Library Collaborative SpaceLocation: 
Lower level of the library, with a flexible arrangement of 4 tables and 35 stackable chairs. 

Reservations:
Members of the CfA community can request access to the space for various purposes (e.g. presentations, workshops, council meetings, user group discussions, etc.). See calendar below for availability, and contact library@cfa.harvard.edu to reserve. 

Open: 9am - 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Equipment: 
65" LCD TV and presentation accessories, movable podium, and whiteboard.