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Python/3D Visualization: A new book available for students and scientists

by Guest July 8, 2015

Brian Kent is an associate scientist with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory working on pipeline software for VLA and ALMA, and has interests in galaxy surveys, dynamics, and 3D graphics and visualization. A new book published by IOP is now available entitled “3D Scientific Visualization with Blender.” This work is written for a broad scientific […]

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Data Exploration with Glue

by Guest February 2, 2015

Chris Beaumont is a software engineer at Counsyl, and previously a software engineer at Harvard and the Space Telescope Science Institute. Glue began as a side project during Chris’ PhD thesis, and is now being developed to visualize data from the James Webb Space Telescope. We’ve recently released version 0.4 of Glue, a Python-based GUI […]

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Beyond the U.S. Virtual Astronomical Observatory

by Guest December 29, 2014

Joseph Lazio is a Chief Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, and former Project Scientist of the U.S. Virtual Astronomical Observatory. This post provides an update on the status of Virtual Observatory efforts within the U.S., following the end of the U.S. Virtual Astronomical Observatory Project. The VAO developed various tools […]

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Linking Visualization and Understanding in Astronomy #AAS223 #AASviz

by Guest January 5, 2014

This is a guest post by Alyssa Goodman and accompanies her talk by the same name, presented at the AAS Meeting, at 11:40 AM on Monday. Talk slides will be online after the talk. Alyssa is a Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University and a Research Associate of the Smithsonian Institution. She studies interstellar gas and […]

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A New Way To Search, A New Way To Discover: MAST Discovery Portal Goes Live

by Guest December 30, 2013

This is a guest post by Scott Fleming, an Archive Scientist at Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). This is the third in a series of posts about MAST, the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes. The Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) is pleased to announce that the first release of our Discovery Portal is now […]

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Plotting to a File in Python

by Jess K September 20, 2013

Have you ever wanted to save a Python/Matplotlib image directly to a file instead of having it displayed in an X11 window? I needed to do this for a project where I used qsub/PBS to submit jobs to a cluster and I wanted to plot some results for each run and save them to a […]

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Release: Iris 2.0 – SED analysis tool

by Guest September 18, 2013

This post is written by Jamie A. Budynkiewicz who works with the Chandra Software group at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Spectral energy distributions (SEDs) provide a wealth of knowledge about galaxies: their type, nuclear activity, luminosity, mass, star formation rate – basically, SEDs are pretty darn useful. Analyzing an SED involves loading the data, plotting it, […]

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A resource for fully calibrated NASA data

by Guest July 1, 2013

This is a guest post by Scott Fleming, an Archive Scientist at Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).  Scott received his PhD from the Univ. of Florida, and was a postdoc at Penn State University prior to joining STScI. His research interests are binary stars, substellar companions, and extrasolar planets. The Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes […]

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SAOImage DS9: Version 7 Released

by Guest June 13, 2012

This is a guest post by William (Bill) Joye at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Bill is the primary writer and maintainer of the SAOImage DS9 tool. We are pleased to announce the availability of the new public release of SAOImage DS9 7.0.  More information about this package (including download links) is available at our website. […]

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Searching MAST

by Guest May 21, 2012

This is a guest post from Rick White who is an astronomer at STScI. He is the Principal Investigator for MAST.  This is the first of a planned series of articles about using MAST. The newly re-christened Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) is NASA’s archive center for ultraviolet, optical, and near-infrared data. MAST includes […]

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