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* '''How far back?'''.  For a given astronomical distance provide a world event (scrape Wikipedia) that was occurring when the light we are now recieving set off. Useful for outreach e.g Cygnus X (MSF region) at 1.7kpc ~ 5500 light years so it set off in 3500BC when... "The Sahara desert starts to form from semi-arid savannah, through desertification." Clearly it'll be more fun the closer you get to home... [Adam]
 
* '''How far back?'''.  For a given astronomical distance provide a world event (scrape Wikipedia) that was occurring when the light we are now recieving set off. Useful for outreach e.g Cygnus X (MSF region) at 1.7kpc ~ 5500 light years so it set off in 3500BC when... "The Sahara desert starts to form from semi-arid savannah, through desertification." Clearly it'll be more fun the closer you get to home... [Adam]
 
* '''Astronomy lit reviews'''. Create a place for astronomers to post their lit reviews. [Ruth]
 
* '''Astronomy lit reviews'''. Create a place for astronomers to post their lit reviews. [Ruth]
* ''' Gender of conference speakers/questions.''' Interesting study at AAS 223 of who asks questions after talks - [http://www.astrobetter.com/report-gender-in-aas-talks/ see here] - might be interesting to carry out at NAM2014 or set up for future NAM. [Jonathan and Karen]
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* ''' Gender of conference speakers/questions.''' Interesting study at AAS 223 of who asks questions after talks - [http://www.astrobetter.com/report-gender-in-aas-talks/ see here] - might be interesting to carry out at NAM2014 or set up for future NAM. Please help us collect data for this Hack by submitting data using this [http://tinyurl.com/NAMStatistics web form] on the gender of the speaker, chair, and question askers of the NAM talks you attend! [Jonathan and Karen]
 
* ''' Automated demographics of conference from participant list.''' Vaguely related to the above. Would be fascinating to be able to parse a list of conference attendees and use that to construct numbers, gender balance, academic age (years from 1st paper) via ADS, and maybe a metric of academic diversity (mean number of coauthors also present per attendee?). [Jonathan]
 
* ''' Automated demographics of conference from participant list.''' Vaguely related to the above. Would be fascinating to be able to parse a list of conference attendees and use that to construct numbers, gender balance, academic age (years from 1st paper) via ADS, and maybe a metric of academic diversity (mean number of coauthors also present per attendee?). [Jonathan]
 
* '''Construct-o-Cosmos'''. Teach yourself a craft off YouTube, and contribute some Dark Matter to a galaxy cluster in formation. Prototypes made at UPortsmouth Art & Design will be provided! [Jane]
 
* '''Construct-o-Cosmos'''. Teach yourself a craft off YouTube, and contribute some Dark Matter to a galaxy cluster in formation. Prototypes made at UPortsmouth Art & Design will be provided! [Jane]

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