Astrobites as a Community-led Model for Education, Science Communication, and Accessibility in Astrophysics
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Astrobites as a Community-led Model for Education, Science Communication, and Accessibility in Astrophysics

  • Author(s): Khullar, Gourav
  • Kohler, Susanna
  • Konchady, Tarini
  • Foley, Mike
  • Hornsby, Amber L
  • Reyes, Mithi A de los
  • Chisari, Nora Elisa
  • Villar, V Ashley
  • Shin, Kaitlyn
  • Doughty, Caitlin
  • Shipp, Nora
  • Ramasawmy, Joanna
  • Penoyre, Zephyr
  • Lichtenberg, Tim
  • Storey-Fisher, Kate
  • Hall, Oliver
  • Lewis, Briley
  • Pearlman, Aaron B
  • Cárdenas-Avendaño, Alejandro
  • Bridge, Joanna S
  • González-Egea, Elena
  • Panwar, Vatsal
  • Slepian, Zachary
  • Zimmerman, Mara
  • et al.
Abstract

Support for early career astronomers who are just beginning to explore astronomy research is imperative to increase retention of diverse practitioners in the field. Since 2010, Astrobites has played an instrumental role in engaging members of the community -- particularly undergraduate and graduate students -- in research. In this white paper, the Astrobites collaboration outlines our multi-faceted online education platform that both eases the transition into astronomy research and promotes inclusive professional development opportunities. We additionally offer recommendations for how the astronomy community can reduce barriers to entry to astronomy research in the coming decade.

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