Useful tools for astronomers
Journals and academic papers 📑
Find all of your research papers here!
arXiv e-print archive: find (free, non-paywalled) preprints of journal papers! (“arXiv” pronounced as “archive” 😉)
arXiv vanity: renders arXiv PDFs as webpages for accessibility
NASA Astrophysics Data System: search for papers
Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics: review papers to start your own literature search
Institutes and Societies 🏛️
Often a reduced membership fee for students, and can come with some sweet perks like reduced conference registration fees and scholarships!
The Institute of Physics (IOP; UK)
American Institute of Physics (AIP; US)
Australian Institute of Physics (AIP, Aus)
American Astronomical Society (AAS; US)
Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA; Aus)
Royal Astronomical Society (RAS; UK)
European Space Agency (ESA)
Job Postings 📌
Almost all astronomy and astronomy-aligned (e.g. observatory work) jobs are posted to the AAS, with the main hiring round starting in ~September of each year and offers made through to January of the following year. But make sure to check periodically at other times, as some countries (looking at you, Australia) have different hiring seasons!
AAS Jobs Register: effectively all postdoctoral and permanent research positions in astronomy around the world, plus support positions within observatories
physicsworld job feed: a mix of academic and industry positions
Astrophysics Jobs Rumour Mill: find out if that job you applied to has already made offers! Use with caution—people lie on the internet!