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Liveblog: Jim Gunn on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

As Chris mentioned last Saturday, scientists from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey have gathered in Chicago to review accomplishments and look ahead to the future. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is the project that provided all the images for Galaxy Zoo; but additionally, it has provided some of the most amazing results in astronomy over the past decade or so.

The final talk of the conference was given by Jim Gunn, an astronomer at Princeton who has spent most of the past 20 years guiding SDSS from its initial planning stages to today. Jim was an excellent choice to give the talk. Chris was in the audience too, and liveblogged the talk from his blog, so you can see how two people from the same audience interpret in the same talk.

Here is what I recorded during the talk yesterday:
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