Hello physics and astronomy undergraduates,
A: They were some of the most popular topics we covered last year on Astrobites, a website run by graduate students from all over the world dedicated to making the latest research in astronomy more accessible to undergraduates like you.
We write posts — called “astrobites”— featuring
(1) daily summaries of research papers recently posted to astro-ph;
(2) career advice, such as tips for making posters;
(3) personal experiences, including our own trips to observe at telescopes;
(4) equity and inclusion efforts, in particular the #BlackInAstro series;
…and much more!
Our goal is to bridge the somewhat daunting gap many undergraduates face when beginning research and attempting to read journal publications for the first time, so that anyone can be better prepared for conducting research.
Plus, follow us on Twitter @astrobites!