I will be the first to admit that while I may have learned a lot in my life so far as a professional astronomer, I still have much more to learn. And I’m fairly certain I’m not alone. There’s a lot which you don’t really get taught as a PhD student, and so when you finally become a postdoc, you sometimes feel a little bit like this:
So I’m trying to compile a bunch of things which you probably should know to survive as an astronomer (or, for that matter, a scientist) in the real world.
Be careful out there…
- Installing IRAF on Mac OS X (out of date)
- How to Write a Research Proposal
- How to Construct a Hypothesis
- About Peer Review
- What is Occam’s Razor?
- “The Lost Artist”
- The Geoff Marcy Affair: What we can Learn
- 8 Science Journalism Clichés