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Astronomy Mailing Lists

Here is the list of astronomy mailing lists:

  • astro-events - Events at Columbia Astrophysics Lab
  • astro-faculty - Announcements to Astronomy Faculty
  • astro-postdocs - Announcements to Astro Postdocs
  • astro-grads - Announcements to Astronomy Grad and Postbac Students
  • astro-ugs - Announcements to Astronomy Undergraduates
  • cal-all - Columbia Astrophysics Lab members
  • cal-pis - CAL Principal Investigators
  • astro-galaxies - Announcements of Galaxy Related Talks
  • rooftop-variables - Rooftop Variables Outreach Project
  • astro-outreach-volunteers - Astro Public Outreach Volunteer Mailing List
  • astrobiology - Astrobiology Center mailing list
  • gaps - General AntiParticle Spectrometer
  • astro-social - Social events for Astro Grads, Postdocs, and Postbacs
  • blueshift - CU Undergraduate Astronomy Club

Most of these lists are role-based, meaning that you will automatically be subscribed to the appropriate ones depending on your role. For example, if you become an astronomy grad student, you will automatically be subscribed to the astro-grads list. The astro-events, astro-ugs, rooftop-variables, astro-outreach-volunteers, astro-social and blueshift groups are open to subscription though.

To subscribe to one of those lists, send an email to:

listserv@lists.columbia.edu

with the single line in the body (the subject line is irrelevant):

subscribe listname Your Full Name

For example, if your name is Michael Smith, to subscribe to astro-events, send an email (from the address where you would like to receive postings to the list) to listserv@lists.columbia.edu with the single line in the body of your email:

subscribe astro-events Michael Smith

Once the subscription process is complete, you will receive a message with some information about how to change the settings for your subscription, including setting up a password that will allow you to log into the Columbia listserv website to manage your subscription(s) through a web browser.

Once you are a member of a list, you can post messages to the list to be sent out to all the other subscribers. To do that, just send an email to:

[listname]@lists.columbia.edu

For example, to post to the astro-events list, send an email to astro-events@lists.columbia.edu.

If you are not a member of a list, you can ask the owner(s) of the list to allow you to post to the list without being a member. For example, if you are a faculty member, you may want to be able to post to the astro-grads list.

To contact the owner(s) (humans) of a list, send an email to:

[listname]-request@lists.columbia.edu

For example, to send a message to the owner(s) of the astro-events list, send an email to astro-events-request@lists.columbia.edu.

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