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The Theoretical Astrophysical Observatory: Cloud-Based Mock Galaxy Catalogues

Bernyk et al. (2014) (MNRAS 2014 on press; astro-ph preprint here) have described a much needed on-line service that I am sure many astronomers will welcome, the Theoretical Astrophysical Observatory (TAO), described as an “on-line an online virtual laboratory that houses … 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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Visualizing Astronomical Data with Blender

Mining the science content of modern, complex astronomy data sets requires the development of new approaches to visualization, and accordingly many groups have begun to investigate new visualization tool and technologies. Brian Kent of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) … Continue reading

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Thirty Meter Telescope Science Forum

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is hosting the first Science Forum in Waikoloa, Hawaii on July 22 and 23 2013. The TMT is an international project to build and operate a 30-m wide-field, alt-az Ritchey-Chretien 492 segment telescope on Mauna … Continue reading

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Cosmological Calculations with GPUs

A while ago, I wrote a series of posts on how astronomers are learning to use GPUs  in astronomy: The Use of Graphical Processing Units (GPU’s) In Astronomy, GPU’s in Astronomy: Critical Decisions for Early Adopters, GPU’s vs. CPU’s: Apples vs. Oranges?. I hope … Continue reading

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Videos On Planck’s Recent Findings

This is a little off my usual beat, but like so many people, I was excited by Planck’s extraordinary map of the Cosmic Background Radiation, the most detailed look yet at the Universe soon after the Big Bang. I have … Continue reading

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Keck Science Meeting On YouTube!

This year’s Keck Observatory Science meeting was held at UC San Diego, and included two days of talks and posters describing the most recent astronomical science conducted at the W. M. Keck Observatory.  The presentations included John Johnson (Caltech) on … Continue reading

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