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Amanda Bauer
Works at australian astronomical observatory
Attended University of Cincinnati
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the milky way and the "emu" rising above uluru and kata tjuta.  gorgeous australian timelapse by greg priestley.
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make sure you get out and LOOK UP at the planetary show in the evening sky for the next week+!   so beautiful!
venus is incredibly bright in the evening sky right now, and if you get out and LOOK UP, you won't miss the other bright object right by it - the planet jupiter!  they will keep getting closer and closer to each other over th...
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Venus is so bright at the moment that it makes Jupiter look dim.  +Ian simpson Ah, so it's Saturn.  I had guessed Mars, but hadn't had a chance to check.
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if you're in the sydney area over the next week and a half, 'm speaking a quite a few events around town!  here's the schedule....
if youre in sydney and want to hear some sciencey astro goodness - i'm speaking at a few events you can attend in the next week and a half. I'll think i'll be incredibly exhausted by the end of this run, but i'm really lookin...
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Cool! PM me some dates and I'll see what I can swing? I'll ask all the noob questions... 😊
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not all of my code, but this certainly describes some of it... eek!
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the "secret ritual" of every astronomical observatory: aluminising the mirror. at the AAO, we re-aluminise the primary 4-metre mirror every year.   it's an all-hands-on-deck massive operation!   this video shows how we do it!
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i used to observe with that telescope all the time when i was studying for my PhD!   it was fun to walk down to see the bullet holes up close! +Tom Nathe +Richard Drumm  http://astroanecdotes.com/2015/03/26/the-mcdonald-gun-shooting-incident/
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a solar eclipse project worth supporting: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/336361799/chasing-shadows
did you see the total solar eclipse on march 20th, 2015? my friend geoff sims was up to capture him consistently amazing photos of the events from Svalbard. and one from 35,000 feet, collaboration with Glenn Schneider. ...
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a new collection of recent #DirtySpaceNews!  for your entertainment...
here are a few pieces of dirty space news that i've collected recently, all together in one happy place for your enjoyment. from a paper simulating magnetic fields called "High Energy Neutrino Emission from Astrophysical Je...
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writing a press release - new science!
an unexpected part of my position as "outreach officer" has been inheriting the role of "press officer" for the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO).  this isnt something i want to spend too much time on, but i do enjoy ...
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this is a great website full of the astronomy folklore that i hear from other astronomers during late night observing runs (or at the pub, let's be honest!).  did you now there were 6 bullet holes in the McDonald 107" telescope? TRUE!  so many other good stories too.  check out "astro anecdotes" - link in the blog post.
there are all sorts of astronomy folklore stories passed down through generations of astronomers. did you know that the 107'' telescope at McDonald observatory has bullet holes in the primary mirror? Six bullet holes in the p...
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I used the same photo of the shot up mirror when someone was complaining about a tiny water spot on their primary. 

there can be be worse things than dusty optics.
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i wrote an article for the conversation with astronomers tanya hill and sarah brough. how does a galaxy stop forming stars?
or maybe a more appropriate title is "how do you know when a galaxy is officially old?" Anyway, I wrote an article for the conversation with astronomers Tanya Hill and Sarah Brough describing some new research on how galaxies...
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I wrote an article on "How to present science to anyone." Hope it offers some useful ideas! 
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Well done +Amanda Bauer ~ thanks for taking the time for laying this out so well and sharing!
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amazing photo by colin legg showing the Milky Way, Magellanic Clouds, and the Aurora Australis last night in Perth, Australia.
last night the skies over a lot of australia and new zealand glowed - the aurora australis.  this photo was captured in perth, western australia by colin legg. you can also see the milky way shooting across the sky and the ...
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astronomer
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  • australian astronomical observatory
    super science fellow, 2010 - present
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Cincinnati - Austin - Nottingham - Sydney - La Serena
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astropixie
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i prefer the hard truth, not a comforting fallacy
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my official title is super scientist :)
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  • University of Cincinnati
    Physics, 1997 - 2002
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Astrophysics, 2002 - 2008
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May 26