Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thirty Second Day

I spent the day writing down notes and scripting out what I want say during my presentation. I sent my powerpoint to Joe Pow at around 2pm, via email. It wasn't until 4:20 that I realized Joe asked for it strictly by flashdrive (thanks to Ory.) I loaded my presentation on to a flash drive and headed downstairs to Joe's office. He was not happy to say the least. By the end of the day I nearly finished all of my speaking notes. When I got home I practiced my presentation and it came out to 9 minutes and 45 seconds. I will run through it a couple times tomorrow and try to work the kinks out of my spoken part of the presentation.

Thirty First Day

I added images to my presentation and had that done just after coffee. I sent my presentation to Jake who suggested I add SEDs, Spectral Engergy Distribution, to my presentation as it gives more information. At about 3:30 we had our astronomy meeting and Stefi Baum invited me to send her my presentation. Later on, at about 8 pm, I saw she responded saying it looked good, which means that I am done with that part of preparing for my presentation.

Thirtieth Day

Last week. I worked all day on my presentation. By the end of the day, my presentation was done with the exception of Images. It was weird with the Insight Lab being empty throughout most of the day, with most of the Undergrads having finished last week.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Twenty Ninth Day

In the morning, I watched a number astronomy/physics based presentations before lunch. All of the presentations by members of the insight lab, that I saw, were quite interesting to say the least. I must have heard the definition of AGN and how they function about eight times, but each piece of research had its interesting points. After lunch I went back to the insight lab to work on my presentation, only to find that the one I had been working on the prior day was missing. I came to the conclusion that I must have accidentally saved it in the 'TEMP' folder or something, as I remember saving it yesterday right before leaving work. I had to remake the presentation. It was and much faster the second time doing it.

Twenty Eighth Day

I finished working on J0058+2651 in the morning. It was weird going to coffee with the Undergrad guys for the last time. It will be even more weird next week when they are gone for the summer. I had lunch with Kevin, Chris, Ben and Bryan at crossroads. After lunch I worked on my powerpoint. I started to flesh out the information in the presentation. We all went to room 1155 for a practice symposium at 2. After that I continued a little bit more on my presentation before heading home.

Twenty Sixth/Seventh Days

Both of these days were more of the same. I continued to revise my program and the images I created. By the end of wednesday I had stopped using the program as each image and galaxy had such individualized characteristics. I had one challenging galaxy, J0058+2651, that was difficult to work into the form that Mark wanted. I finished all galaxies except J0058+2651, which was saved for Thursday.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Twenty Fifth Day

I finished making the other half of the galaxy Images for Mark by mid-day time. I went down to his room where we went through each of the images and compiled a list of about twenty changes that were necessary. This project is nearly finished for me. I fixed about five of the problems before leaving, the rest can be fixed tomorrow.