Presentations at .astronomy 4 now on-line!

Many of the presentations given at the .astronomy 4 conference have now been posted on-line. The conference was held in Heidelberg, Germany in July, and I gave an overview of some of the many highlights a few weeks ago.

This conference is held annually, and its goal is to bring researchers together to investigate how to use interactive tools and social media to develop new applications. The conference emphasizes a hand-on approach rather than structured sessions.

I understand more contributions will be posted in the coming weeks. Right now, you can watch videos such as:

… and learn about the Cosmology Calculator Mac OS X widget, built at the meeting as part of “hack day.”  See also reports from the “unconference” sessions, organized at the meeting.

Images courtesy of .astronomy4

The web page is an excellent record of the meeting, and I encourage my readers to visit and imbibe the knowledge therein.

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