Month: February 2021

STSCI and SurveyMonkey – Enhancing Community Input to User Committees – Feedback and Suggestions

Dear Space Science “Community Input to User Committees Survey Designers” Contacts and “Responsible Contacts at STSCI” and SurveyMonkey:   I received the survey invitation below and answered it to see what you are trying to do.  I used it as an example of some things you do not want to do, and some things you should
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LIGO-Virgo Collaboration Gravitational Wave Open Data Workshop Sample Data

Dear GWOSC Public Data Group, LIGO Contacts and Friends, I received the Gravitational Wave Open Science Center (GWOSC) invitation to the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration Gravitational Wave Open Data Workshop #4 and followed the links to download your sample auxiliary data information at https://www.gw-openscience.org/auxiliary/GW170814/ It took about 12 hours. No download problems – other than missing information and
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Gravitational Wave Open Science Center “shares” data for earth and solar system gravitational imaging research

The Auxillary data might contain data useful for earth and solar system gravitational imaging.  Not some distant event (GW170814). So all the useful reference signals and events are at different times.  Can we get data for times that mean something on earth? – earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, focus on ocean currents, correlate with superconducting gravimeter
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Comments on UT Austin McDonald Observatory, HetDex, Zooniverse project

I got an email about this HetDex Zooniverse project, called Dark Energy Explorer. I am reading the background, but it mentions no related research, your team, and what else you are trying to do. It mentions many spectrographs. Any links to which ones you are using, where the data is stored, what else people are
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Comment on Astronomy and Astrophysics article at EDP Sciences

Comparing extrapolations of the coronal magnetic field structure at 2.5 R⊙ with multi-viewpoint coronagraphic observations I think that Dexter is supposed to extract data from images of graphs. But, whatever its possible function, clicking Dexter does not seem to work. It says, wait for the image to download. But never actually does anything. Maybe some
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Comment on Harvard.edu missing sitemap, covid duplicates, duplicate modules

Dear Harvard Web Groups: I was curious why your sitemap page at https://www.harvard.edu/sitemap is missing. I am reviewing edu and ac.* sites to see how much duplicate covid material they are posting. site:harvard.edu is showing 14.8 Million entry pagessite:harvard.edu (“covid” OR “coronavirus” OR “corona virus”) shows 768,000 entry points. From checking randomly on the Internet,
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A Decade of Focus on the Sun – Calibrating Global Gravitational Sensor Networks using precisely modeled and tracked data on mass flows and changes in the sun.

I wrote a “Draft for Comment” document this morning you might find interesting. I have been trying to summarize the key Internet issues on global response to things like “covid” and “climate change”.  Those are getting funding.  So I am trying to recommend policies there that might help strengthen systems for other uses. What to do
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