Category Archives: softwarte sustainability

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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Brian Schmidt’s Keynote at ADASS XXV. October 27 2015.

This year’s Astronomical Data Analysis Software & Systems conference (ADASS XXV) is being held in Sydney, Australia, hosted by CAASTRO. Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt delivered a keynote address about the impact of software and data access on astronomy. Fifty years … Continue reading

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Licensing Astrophysics Codes session at AAS 225

On Tuesday, January 6, the ASCL, AAS Working Group on Astronomical Software (WGAS), and the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment sponsored a special session on software licenses, with support from the AAS. This subject was suggested as a topic of interest … Continue reading

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STScI’s Engineering and Technology Colloquia Series Webcasts

Last week, I wrote a post about Michelle Borkin’s presentation on Astronomical Medicine and Beyond, part of the Space Telescope Science Institute’s (STScI) Engineering and Technology Colloquia Series. STScI archives and posts on-line all the presentations in this series. The … Continue reading

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Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXI

This annual, international software conference was held in Paris, France, from November 6 through 11, and was attended by roughly 300 people. This year’s topics were: GPUs in Astronomy and Beyond Cloud Computing and Virtualization Statistical Data Analysis and Knowledge … Continue reading

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