Monthly Archives: July 2012

Exploring the Universe with Machine Learning

A short while ago, I attended a webinar on the above topic by Alex Gray and Nick Ball. The traditional approach to analytics involves identifying which collections of data or collections of information follow sets of rules. Machine learning (ML) … Continue reading

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Science: It’s Universal

This video was produced and directed by Amanda Bauer at the .Astronomy 4 meeting. Astronomers giving their thoughts on what science is and why they do it. <p><a href=”″>Science: It’s Universal</a> from <a href=”″>amanda bauer</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p> Read about … Continue reading

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Report From The Front Lines of .Astronomy 4

Last week, I had the great pleasure of attending the  .Astronomy 4 meeting in Heidelberg, Germany. This was the first time I have attended this annual meeting, and I had the honor delivering one of the keynote addresses, on “How … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Request for More Transparent Archives

This week, we have a Guest Post from Amit Kapadia. He is a software developer for the Zooniverse based at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. His interests are in developing research grade web applications and software. Recently he has started … Continue reading

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How Can We Use Cloud Computing In Astronomy? .Astronomy4 keynote

This week, I have had the great pleasure and honor of delivering a keynote address at the .Astronomy 4 conference in Heidelberg, Germany, July 9-11, 2012.  My presentation was on “How Can We Use Cloud Computing In Astronomy?” Download and … Continue reading

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SPIE Conference: Distributed Agile Software Development in Astronomy; the SKA Example

I am attending the SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands (July 1-6, 2012). One of the most interesting talks I have attended so far, in the Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy conference, was given jointly by Rebecca … Continue reading

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