Monthly Archives: May 2012

New Astronomy Projects Take Up The Virtual Observatory

This week, I have been attending the semi-annual IVOA meeting in Urban-Champaign, Illinois. One of the most interesting series of talks was on how three new observational projects in their commissioning phase are using  Virtual Observatory (VO) services as part … Continue reading

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Software Carpentry Boot Camps: Software Engineering Training For Scientists

Yes, up at 7 am for a 3 mile run, a cold shower, then a breakfast of gruel followed by a full day of software engineering techniques … well, not quite: the software engineering part is true though. The Software … Continue reading

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How To Use Cloud Computing To Do Astronomy

This is a talk I gave jointly with my colleague Ewa Deelman (ISI, USC) at Caltech on May 9. I have had a number of requests to post the slides, so I will do so here:  Cloud IPAC May 9 gbb … Continue reading

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NIRC2 Data Released Through the Keck Observatory Archive

This week, the Keck Observatory Archive (KOA) released data from its third instrument, and its first imaging instrument: the Near Infrared Camera 2 (NIRC2). Commissioned in 2001, it is used in imaging and spectroscopic modes, and is equipped with three … Continue reading

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