Author Archives: astrocompute

Results from a US survey about Research Software Engineers

This week’s post is a reblog of a post by Daniel S. Katz, Sandra Gesing, Olivier Philippe, and Simon Hettrick on the URSSI blog at http://urssi.us/blog/2018/06/21/results-from-a-us-survey-about-research-software-engineers/, and reproduced here with the permission of Dan Katz. First, some summary stats from the survey … Continue reading

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Software Citation Implementation in Astronomy

This week’s post is a repost of a  summary of a meeting I attended, held at the 231st AAS meeting in National Harbor, MD, January 2018. The original summary, prepared by Daina Bouquin and Arfon Smith, is at https://github.com/CfA-Library/Cite_Astro_Software/blob/master/whitepaper.md, and is … Continue reading

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The Virtual Observatory Is Very Much Real!

  This is the title of a talk given at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics by my colleague Giuseppina (Pepi) Fabbiano. Pepi has been involved in the VO since its earliest daya, and she currently serves as Chair of the … Continue reading

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Virtual and Augmented Reality for Space Science and Exploration

This is the title of a Symposium held at the Keck Institute for Space Studies on January 30 2018 in Pasadena.  According to the website, the goals of the meeting were: “The emerging technologies of Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) … Continue reading

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Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy

This week,  I am posting a copy of white paper prepared by Shamir et al., in response to a call from the National Academies, who are sponsoring a Task Force on “Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy for … Continue reading

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A Study of the Efficiency of Spatial Indexing Methods Applied to Large Astronomical Databases

This is the title of a poster presented by Tom Donaldson, Bernie Shiao (both of STScI) , John Good (Caltech/IPAC-NExScI) and myself at the 231st AAS meeting in Washington DC (January 8-12).  I am attaching a copy of the poster … Continue reading

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The Montage Image Mosaic Toolkit As A Visualization Engine

It’s January and that means it’s the Annual Winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society, this year in Washington DC. I presented a poster on how the Montage Image Mosaic Toolkit (http://montage.ipac.caltech.edu) is increasingly being used as a visualization engine. … Continue reading

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