Opening the eyes of research astronomy software to the whole world.

OpenAstronomy is a collaboration between open source astronomy and astrophysics projects that are used by researchers and engineers around the world to study our universe either by analysing the data obtained from amazing instruments like the Hubble Space Telescope, the Square Kilometer Array or the Solar Dynamic Observatory, developing very sophisticated numerical models (eg. FLASH) or designing interplanetary trajectories for human-made spacecraft. The analysis of such data helps multiple types of research from being able to forecast solar storms to detect planets in other stars, from understanding how galaxies are formed to explain the expansion and the origin of the universe.

OpenAstronomy is currently formed by 16 organisations that develop tools for different aspects of astronomy. The range of topics covered by these projects is wide, for example: Astropy is a general Python library for astronomy, providing common tools such as celestial coordinates, image processing, tabular data reading and writing, units and support for astronomy-specific file formats; SunPy provides utilities for obtaining and representing solar physics data, with clients for some of the largest online solar physics data archives and solar specific analysis and visualisation code; Glue is a data visualization application and library to explore relationships within and among related datasets. Julia Astro is a set of packages for general astronomy and astrophysics analysis using Julia; And more!

As a single organisation, we aim to strengthen collaborations between the different sub-organisations, and at the same time increase the awareness among our users on the capabilities of our "sister" projects.

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openastronomy 2021 Projects

  • Jeffrey Paul
    3D Plotting
    SunPy allows visualization of spatially-aware data by means of Map objects. These objects have extensive 2D visualization capabilities for plotting...
  • Suyog Garg
    Add a CDS-ASCII writer to astropy
    Astropy is a massive Python library providing methods and general purpose tools for processing and analysis of data generated in astronomy and...
  • Adwait Bhope
    Adding Support for Resampling Data with NDCube
    ndcube is a package that lets users combine multi-dimensional astronomical data with their corresponding real-world physical coordinates. WCS...
  • Nat├íli Anzanello
    Astrometry - Gnuastro
    Astrometry is of fundamental importance in processing astronomical data. It involves the precise measurement of the coordinates of celestial bodies....
  • Anand Kumar
    Automatic Lineshape Engine
    Radis is a fast line-by-line code used to synthesize high-resolution infrared molecular spectra and a post-processing library to analyze spectral...
  • Dhruv Vats
    Integrating Multitaper Periodogram into Stingray
    Time series analysis has become a fundamental ingredient in modern-day astronomical studies. A common approach for characterizing the properties of...
  • Rashmi Raj
    Modern Statistical Modeling in Stingray
    The statistical inference of properties of astronomical objects can be done using parametric modelling of Fourier products and light curves including...
  • Gagan Aryan
    Reduce Memory Usage - Radis
    RADIS is a fast line-by-line code for synthesizing and fitting infrared absorption and emission spectra such as encountered in laboratory plasmas or...