Monthly Archives: January 2013

Unproceedings from the .Astronomy4 Conference, Heidelberg, July 2012

Broadly speaking, the .Astronomy conference series aims to bring together astronomers, software engineers and educators who wish to explore how to use “Web 2.0” technologies to serve astronomy and astronomy outreach. The conferences are by design interactive and informal, with … Continue reading

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Astrophysics Code Sharing? AAS Splinter Meeting, January 2013

In the age of data intensive astronomy, software has come to be regarded as an instrument, and the question of when and whether code should be shared in astronomy (and indeed across all scientific disciplines) is a topic of debate … Continue reading

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The Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO) at the 221st AAS Meeting

The VAO is funded to provide a computational infrastructure for virtual astronomy.  When complete, it will enable astronomers to discover and access data in archives worldwide, allow them to share and publish datasets, and support analysis of data through an … Continue reading

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On-line Resources for Software Development Practices Aimed At Scientists

A number of people have asked me if I know of on-line resources on the topic of software development practices, aimed at people who are scientists rather than expert software engineers. I am happy to say I know of several … Continue reading

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