Category Archives: Milky Way

Spherical Panoramas for Astrophysical Data Visualization

This is the title of a paper by Brian Kent (NRAO), which has been accepted for publication in the PASP Special Focus Issue: Techniques and Methods for Astrophysical Data Visualization. You can download the paper from arXiv at https://arxiv.org/abs/1701.08807 .(I … Continue reading

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An Example of Cloud Computing in Astronomy Education and Training

In a number of previous posts, I have described how cloud computing can be effective in supporting “high-burst” or one-time computing needs. Generally, the cloud is too expensive to support science services on a 24/7 basis. I recently learned of … Continue reading

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Citizen Science: Contributions to Astronomy Research  

This is the title of an interesting paper by Carol Christian et al., in which they discuss the role of citizen science in modern astronomical research.  The authors adopt the definition of  citizen science as ” active involvement of a … Continue reading

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Most realistic simulation yet of the formation of the Milky Way

This wonderful movie shows the most realistic simulation yet made of the formation of the Milky Way. The simulation is named after Eris, the Greek goddess of strife and discord, chosen to reflect decades’ worth of vigorous debate on this … Continue reading

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