Category Archives: SKA

VO Interfaces at the CSIRO ASKAP Science Data Archive (CASDA).

This week, I am reporting on a presentation I heard by James Dempsey of CSIRO at the IVOA meeting in Sydney, November 2015. You can download the presentation at the meeting site here. ASKAP is the Australian SKA Pathfinder, a … Continue reading

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Amazon Web Services and the Square Kilometer Array

This week,  I report on what I think is a creative way to use cloud computing to support the development and preconstruction of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA). The work is reported as an Amazon Web Services case study. The … Continue reading

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Astroinformatics 2013 – The Denouement

The  Astroinformatics 2013 meeting, hosted  by CSIRO, is now over. This successful conference discussed advances in data processing, manipulation and management – crucial topics in modern astronomy. The agenda is here, along with a nearly complete list of  presentations, and … Continue reading

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Astroinformatics 2013 – Day Five Morning, December 13 2013

The last day, Day Five, of Astroinformatics 2013, hosted  by CSIRO, is now underway. In this successful meeting, we have been discussing advances in data processing, manipulation and management – crucial topics in modern astronomy. You can see the agenda … 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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