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With Astronomy Rewind, Citizen Scientists Bring Zombie Astrophotos Back to Life

March 23, 2017

 

"A new citizen-science project will rescue tens of thousands of potentially valuable cosmic images that are mostly dead to science and bring them fully back to life. Called Astronomy Rewind, the effort, which launches today (22 March 2017), will take photographs, radio maps, and other telescopic images that have been scanned from the pages of dusty old journals and place them in context in digital sky atlases and catalogs. Anyone will then be able to find them online and compare them with modern electronic data from ground-… Read more about With Astronomy Rewind, Citizen Scientists Bring Zombie Astrophotos Back to Life

WorldWide Telescope Has a New Home: The AAS

WorldWide Telescope Has a New Home: The AAS

January 7, 2016

"On 4 January 2016 the Council of the American Astronomical Society voted to make the AAS the institutional home of WorldWide Telescope (WWT), a "Universe Information System" that allows users to retrieve and share data using an interface that resembles either the sky or a 3-D view of our universe. The WWT vote represents a bold step by the AAS, making a commitment to use and adapt new technologies in its stated mission "to enhance and share… Read more about WorldWide Telescope Has a New Home: The AAS

Seamless Astronomy Colloquium Series

Seamless Astronomy Colloquium Series

February 3, 2014

We are happy to announce the creation of a Seamless Astronomy Colloquium Series, which will focus on the intersection of modern astrophysical research, data visualization, software development, big science data repositories, and professional development for scientists. Our inaugural colloquia was 10 February 2014 by Alyssa Goodman, entitled: "Linking Visualization & Understanding in Astronomy." We plan on holding colloquia on a semester or perhaps bi-… Read more about Seamless Astronomy Colloquium Series