MJD calculation

I was attempting to find a simple way to calculate Modified Julian Day (MJD) from local observing time without having to re-invent the wheel. Someone MUST have done this before. Enter Astropy to save the day. Below is 4 lines of code that’ll do the conversion for you (note I’m Read more…

FLASH Talk for NOAO

The National Optical Astronomy Observatory consolidates much of the optical astronomy in the United States into one office. Its main locations are the Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) in Arizona, and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) in Chile. This week, I’ve travelled to KPNO with my supervisor, Dr. Patrick Hall, for a 7 night observing Read more…

Princeton

I recently visited Princeton University to attend The Multi-Wavelength, Multi-Epoch Heritage of Stripe 82, a workshop on a section of sky dubbed Stripe 82 (originally imaged by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey collaboration), but then targeted for quite a large range of follow up observations. Subsequently, Stripe 82 has become Read more…