.Astro 6 Live Blog, Day 2

The second day of .Astronomy kicked off bright and early (by Astronomy standards). Welcome to Hack Day! Nearly everyone took 30 seconds this morning to pitch an idea for a project (or multiple projects!) they would like to recruit others to work on. A small sampling of the many ideas we proposed… Visualize the AAS [...]

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.Astro 6 Live Blog, Day 1

Ready all? #dotastro — Brooke Simmons (@vrooje) December 8, 2014   We’re live blogging this year’s .Astro, much like we have in previous years! This year the lovely folk at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago are our generous hosts, particularly Laura Whyte, Lucianne Walkowicz, and Laura Trouille. #gosciencewomen Laura Whyte kicks us off with [...]

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Join Us for .Astronomy 6 in Chicago

We’re very happy to announce that .Astronomy 6 will be held at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, December 8-10 2014. The Adler is kindly giving us space just because we’re awesome – and that works out very well for everyone because the Adler a fantastic place to hold any event – especially something like .Astronomy. [...]

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Liveblog: Day Three

Welcome to Day Three of .Astronomy 5 at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, MA. This morning we’ll be giving reports from all of yesterday’s hack projects, and then hearing from three speakers before heading in to the afternoon’s unconference sessions. As on previous days we’re getting started at 9:45 am. I’m excited to hear [...]

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Liveblog: Day Two

Welcome to day two of .Astronomy 5 here at the Microsoft NERD Center in sunny Cambridge, MA. Today is the 2013 .Astronomy Hack Day, where our awesome collection of astronomers, educators, developers, and more, all hack on new and interesting projects. The aim is just to create something new. You can read yesterday’s liveblog and Storify [...]

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Liveblog: Day One

Welcome to the .Astronomy 5 liveblog. This is where we’ll be live-blogging day one of the conference. 09:55 - We haven’t actually started yet, but that’s a small sacrifice in the name of ensuring everyone is caffeinated and fed. Big thanks to the Microsoft NERD center for hosting our meeting! To show my gratitude, I’m going [...]

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Astronomy and Computing – A Journal

We’ve recently launched a journal - Astronomy & Computing - intended to serve the community sitting, sometimes slightly awkwardly, between those two fields; the community is doing work which is too ‘techie’ to be of interest to astronomy journals, but too ‘applied’ to be usefully publishable within Computing Science. ‘We’, here, is Alberto Accomazzi, Tamás Budavári, Christopher Fluke, Norman Gray, Gerard Lemson, Bob [...]

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Unproceedings of .Astronomy 4

We’re very pleased to present the Unproceedings of the Fourth .Astronomy Conference (.Astronomy 4), which was held in Heidelberg, Germany, July 9-11 2012. The goal of the .Astronomy conference series is to bring together astronomers, educators, developers and others interested in using the Internet as a medium for astronomy. Attendance at the event is limited to approximately [...]

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Hack Day In New York

.Astronomy is all about sharing ideas and making astronomy happen. Sometimes this means producing code that can fit data really quickly in a web browser, sometimes it’s about communicating astronomy in a new way, or even just to geek out with fellow astronomers. The results of various .Astronomy hack days have been impressive and fun, but [...]

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