Three Week Report
Due to Gwen via email by 5PM on Monday, July 9th
- practice your scientific writing
- facilitate communication with your mentor(s) about your project
- help you to develop a "game plan" for the summer
- clarify in your mind the reason you are working on your project and how that fits into the broader scientific goals of your field of inquiry.
- a title, your name, and the name of your mentor(s)
- an introduction with some of the background information about your project. What is the motivation for your project?
- a discussion of your project: What are the questions you'll be trying to answer? Why are those questions interesting? How do they fit into the background information in the introduction.
- a discussion of the progress you have made so far and any difficulties you are having currently or expect to encounter.
American Astronomical Society (AAS) Abstract and Title
Draft AAS Poster
The AAS require all posters fit within a 44" x44" space.
In case anyone is drawing a blank, here are some examples of posters for inspiration. Some good things to think about when making your poster (and also your final report and talk):
- How does your project fit into the wider subject area in astronomy?
- What question does your project address?
- Briefly describe your methods including discussing limitations and uncertainties in the analysis.
- Discuss results from your study and their implications for the question posed.
- What questions remain after this analysis or next steps would you envision to continue addressing the question posed.
- Try to design the order or format of the poster to flow with the logic of the problem.
- Plots and visualizations need to be sized correctly. All axes should be labeled (including units where appropriate). Other visualizations should be appropriately labeled.
- Captions for the figure should explain the figure clearly and should make a claim or provide a "take home point" for the poster viewer
- Section headings should be descriptive. For example: "Measuring the redshift of galaxies" rather than "Analysis"
- A title, your name, and the names of your advisor(s)
- An abstract, updated as needed since the one turned in during week 8.
- An introduction providing the background and motivation for your project. Much of this text may be updated and used from your 3 week report as needed.
- A discussion of what you did (a methods/results section).
- Several figures and captions that explain your figures and make an argument based off them.
- Any conclusions you have come to.
- Citations and a works cited section. Please use ApJ format when possible.