A zoo-tiful morning

Day 2 of the AAS meeting is here. The Zoo team talks were yesterday. The scheduling has been a bit odd at this meeting – Chris and Kevin’s talk was in a session about galaxies, while at the same time Bob was chairing a session on cosmology with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey in which Daniel was speaking. I was able to see all the talks by staying for Chris’s and Kevin’s, then switching rooms in time to see Daniel’s. I took photos of Chris and Kevin giving their talks – photos are coming soon, after I go back to the hotel to retrieve my camera’s transfer cable.Chris went first. He started by reviewing the Zoo in general, then reviewed some of the results from the red spirals and mergers projects. Chris has graciously agreed to make his slides available on the blog, but I am having trouble getting the blog to upload the PDF file. I’ll see if I can get someone to help me with it. Meanwhile, here is the first slide to tantalize you:

The first slide of Chris's talk

Kevin went next, talking about the blue ellipticals that he has written about on this blog in the past. The biggest hit of his talk, though, was his title slide, which was written in galaxies! The slide was made by Pat from the Galaxy Zoo forum. I have a photo of it that I will post later on.

When I get a few spare minutes, I’ll post some more about these talks, and about the Sloan cosmology session.

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9 responses to “A zoo-tiful morning”

  1. Alice says :

    Congratulations Chris and Kevin!

    Congratulations, >165,000 astronomers!

    Congratulations Pat!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    And thanks Jordan! πŸ™‚

  2. elizabeth says :

    Thank you so much Jordan for keeping us updated. Congrats to all of you. Way to go PAT!!

  3. Jim says :

    It is astounding to be part of this amazing project. Can’t thank you enough.

  4. Joseph K. H. Cheng says :

    A great report, Jordan. Thanks for the exciting details of the presentation. Please keep them coming.

  5. Jordan says :

    Thanks, everybody! It’s been a great meeting so far, and it’s always fun to be able to share what I see here on the blog.

  6. Hanny says :

    Thanks Jordan, nice to read. πŸ˜‰

  7. Pat says :

    Thanks Jordan. πŸ™‚ Well done everyone. The slide was a compilation of several Zooites so I can’t take the credit for it all. I had a lot of help from Alice and all that posted up Galaxies and objects in the Alphabet thread. πŸ™‚

    Well done everyone at the conference!!!

  8. jules says :

    Thanks for keeping us updated Jordan. Amused to see my avatar (M100) on the opening screen!! πŸ™‚

  9. Sirpeppy says :

    Awesome! Congrats Pat, and Chris, and all those who made this possible (Jordan)! What would the >65,000 astronomers do without you? (I don’t honestly know, but I can tell you it wouldn’t be pretty…) πŸ™‚

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