Welcome to Rigel
I'm a research astronomer, currently working at the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON). My current areas of research include: a wide-field VLBI survey of M31 using the new multiple phase centre capabilities of the DiFX software correlator, a survey of the Galaxy Zoo Voorwerpjes with Westerbork, multi-epoch observations of NGC253 with NuSTAR/Chandra/VLBA, star formation and ULX sources in Arp147, and investigating compact sources with ultra-steep radio spectra.
Before starting at ASTRON I spent a few months at Jodrell Bank Observatory helping with the commissioning and early science observations with e-MERLIN (you can find the ParselTongue scripts I wrote for loading and housekeeping of e-MERLIN data, the current version of e-MERLIN data reduction pipeline, and the associated readme files, over here). Between 2008 and 2011 I was a postdoc at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Perth, Western Australia where I worked on wide-field imaging techniques for VLBI. For more information about my research interests, have a look at my publications list.
You may have heard my voice on the Jodcast where I write and produce the News each month and occasionally as a presenter, or on various other podcasts I've contributed to or been a guest on. Welcome to my little corner of the interweb, make yourself at home.
What you will find here: the e-MERLIN pipeline, some astronomy related outreach resources, articles I've written for Macc Astro's Newsletter, my current academic publication list, my audio work, and a mostly astronomy-themed blog (which includes the scripts for the Jodcast News, and occasional attempts at science fiction).
Astronomy resources: investigate what different astronomical objects look like when observed in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum
using the multi-wavelength viewer. Use Chromoscope instead, it's much prettier.
There's also a pretty interface for the meteor detector at Jodrell (JBOMD) with some background and explanations (set up for open days at Curtin University in 2008 and 2009).
(There's also some photos of the Jodrell Bankers at the christmas party, 16th December 2005.)
LookUP from Astronomy Blog
Here's a neat little gadget from Stuart that lets you query a whole host of astronomical databases. Try typing in the name of any astronomical object you like and see if it works....
(If you've gone blank and can't think of anything, try searching for the Tardis.)
Last updated: Wednesday, 14-Mar-2012 09:20:44 GMT