Monday, May 24, 2010

My First Day!

5:18 pm, and my first day of research is over. Look out, stealth galaxies! We might just find you...

Today I worked on filling in some gaps on a table created by Kalirai et al. 2010 that lists the properties of known dwarf galaxies in the local group. Hopefully this is the first step to creating a complete "Census of Dwarfs," as called for by our very own Beth Willman in her 2009 paper.

Also, hopefully, my rusty computer skills will get polished up and be riding as good as new by the end of the week. All of those Unix commands are coming back slowly but surely...

(As a side note: This is the first blog I've ever made. A little nerve-wracking, but it's all for science, so I can play along.)

1 comment:

  1. Hey Maya!
    Sounds like you're off to a good start. Hope you don't mind me following you, I want to stay connected to Haverford Astronomy while I'm gone.
    My research blog while working for Beth last summer was my first blog as well. Don't worry about it. I think it's actually a great way to archive progress and keep track of goals. Plus you can have some fun with it. ^_^
    Cheers, ~Jen