Category Archives: software engineering

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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Summer App Space Innovation Speaker Series

Summer App Space is a paid apprenticeship for LA students and teachers to learn to program while getting paid to do fun space-related projects, and this year they are funding 12 students to attend a six-week school learning to program … Continue reading

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Scientific Workflows for Science and the Science of Scientific Workflows

In this era of compute intensive astronomy, tools for managing complex workflows are becoming a crucial part of our science infrastructure. This video offers a fine introduction to the Pegasus workflow manager by the team leader, Ewa Deelman (ISI, USC). … Continue reading

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A New Python Pipeline for Reducing NIRSPEC Data Acquired at the Keck Observatory

The Keck Observatory Archive (KOA) (https://koa.ipac.caltech.edu) has just released a new data reduction pipeline (NSDRP) for data acquired with the Keck Observatory NIRSPEC cross-dispersed infrared echelle spectrograph. The pipeline is intended to reduce high-resolution (0.947 – 2.63 um) object spectra. … Continue reading

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