ANITA Google Hangout Lecture 2 – Friday 3pm (AEST) 23th August 2013

Dear ANITA and ASA members.

I’d like to announce the second in our ongoing Google Hangouts on Air lecture series.

  • Speaker: Aaron Robotham, ICRAR
  • Title: “An Introduction to R, AKA: The Basics”
  • Date: Friday 23th August 3pm (AEST)
  • Where: The internets

For those who don’t know, R is a very powerful statistical programming language. This lecture will be the first in a series of four, the latter going on to explore “Bayes Theory”, “Computational Bayes”, and “Applied Bayesian Astronomy”. This first lecture will not only be very useful in its own right, but set the groundwork for those upcoming.

As always, the Hangout will be recorded. More information and links can be found at http://anita.edu.au/lectures/.

Looking forward to “seeing” you there!

Darren Croton

ANITA Google Hangout Lecture 1 – Friday 3pm (AEST) 26th July 2013

This Friday at 3pm (AEST) ANITA will hold its first online lecture. All are welcome to join! The target audience will range from undergrad to postdoc, however anyone interested is sure to get something out of it.

http://anita.edu.au/lectures/damn-you-little-h-darren-croton/

The lecture will be held through Google Hangouts on Air.

  1. You’ll first need a Google account (e.g. gmail). Log in to it.
  2. If you’ve never done a Google Hangout before you’ll need to install a plugin for your browser. See https://www.google.com/tools/dlpage/hangoutplugin
  3. On Google+ search for “Anita Chapter” and head to our page.
  4. Alternatively, go directly to our Chapter page here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104967001091880466806/posts
  5. You’ll see a post for the Hangout on Air at around 3pm – hit play and enjoy!

Some hints for a better experience:

  • You can breakout the small video window on the Google+ page by opening it in YouTube. This gives you a much bigger view.
  • Post any comments/questions under the video in the comments box on the Google+ or YouTube page.
  • I don’t believe that comments are updated in real time; you may need to reload the page to see the latest.

I’ll be broadcasting video and slides. There’ll be time for questions throughout and at the end. If you have a question please post it as a comment and prefix it with “QUESTION: …” so it stands out. I’ll then try to answer it as best i can.

All lectures will be hosted on our ANITA YouTube page for later viewing. In the coming weeks we’ll set up the appropriate links from the ANITA homepage etc.

Finally, this is a bit of an experiment! Our trial ran fairly smoothly, but please bear with us. Any feedback on your experience will help make future lectures more valuable for all.

Darren Croton