NYSKIES ARTICLES Here are articles on various astronomy and related subjects. They are arranged by author, as listed below. As new authors enroll in this section, they are added to this list. Click on the author to get a index of his articles, from which you may then pick an article.
John Pazmino Stewart Rorer Stephen Lieber
Within each author, articles are arranged by date of release. When an article is revised or replaced, it shifts to its new release date. You don't have to give us a piece you already published elsewhere in Internet. Give us the date, title, and a link to the article. To publish your astronomy piece in NYSkies, consider the factors below.
Subjects and topics New York astronomers have long excelled in making the City one of the more important centers for our profession. That includes both the campus and home sectors. Many have become strong NYSkies supporters. The writings, presentations, dialog, and general interaction of New York astronomers show an 'added-value' quality, There's new astronomy in them, not just a rehash of content from elsewhere. Hence, NYSkies has little worry about the topic or subject for your article. If it has that ring of City astronomy in it, it's good. Ideas for an article can come from: watching a celestial event like an eclipse or comet attending an astronomy conference, starparty, convention viewing an astronomy show, lecture, exhibit acquiring an interesting astronomy gadget or instrument explaining an astronomy concept poorly treated elsewhere answering inquiries received during astronomy activity visiting astronomy places like observatories and planetaria reviewing a new book, film, video building a telescope or other astronomy device New York astronomers are fully integrated into City life and take part in cultural offerings of the City. Some of these activities can be topics for articles, like following major construction projects social or political themes bearing on astronomy astronomy features included in other projects lectures, shows, exhibits, tours supporting astronomy work in science, engineering, technology, human betterment
Writing Write in plain-text style with no peculiar symbols or dingbats. Write equations and formulae in a linear form, like BASIC or FORTRAN code. You may follow any reasonable standard of writing style. Any reader -- from anywhere in the world thru our website -- may inquire after statements made in your article. Please exert prudent, reasonable, diligent effort in writing your article. Remember they we are now in the new millennium, no longer in the old one. Your piece published here leaves behind the Fred Flintstone units of measure. You don't have to fit everything into a strict SI scheme. A relaxed or vernacular metric system is acceptable.
Typography Please do a spell and grammar check. NYSkies will, if you ask, do this for you, but will not otherwise disturb your writing. We may offer suggestions to improve your article, which you may take into your article before releasing it for publishing here. We adjust the margins and paragraphs of your article to reduce white space and make it printer-friendly. This alteration could upset critical layout. You may want to take care of the margins and paragraphs in the original piece.
Pictures Graphics and illustrations should specificly support your article and be referenced in the text. Avoid those used merely as decoration. Resize your images to less than 300Kb each. Pictures made with digital cameras and scanners are overwhelmingly too large in their raw form, typicly being many megabytes. Altering the dimensions on screen by moving the borders of the picture does NOT reduce the bytesize of the image. Cropping an original to keep just the important part for the article does reduce the bytesize roughly in proportion to the cropped area. A deliberate resizing or resampling or color depth reduction may be required. These you do in an image processor like PhotoShop or Paint Shop Pro.
Video and audio features NYSkies can not accommodate video and audio files due to their excessive bytesize. If feasible, link to them at an external location.
Outside sources Give credit in the text for material, like pictures, taken from an outside source, those not originating from you. Self-created pictures include those from digital camera, planetarium program, paintbox or artist program, and hand drawing. It can be tough to figure out the source of pictures taken from websites. It is common that a picture on a website is itself taken from an unspecified source. it is well enough to state that the picture is in fact taken, adapted, borrowed, what ever, to inform the reader that it is an externally created image.
Property Altho NYSkies is proud to publish your astronomy article, you retain all property and control over it. You may exercise your article elsewhere as you like. Do mind that once published here, anyone may freely and openly save and print your piece without restriction. A piece designed for a confined distribution would best be left off of NYSkies and other openly accessible websites.
Last updated on 28 November 2007
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