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ADACS - Introduction to computing and data science for astronomers

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B407:307

Curtin University

Hayman Road

Perth, WA 6102

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In the era of big telescopes and big data, data analysis practices need to scale to the volume of data processing and analysis needed for researchers to compete in a world-class arena.

This 3 day workshop is aimed at postgraduate students and ECRs who might not have had formal computational training and would like to get up to speed. Practical examples in the workshop are taken from observational astronomy, however, participation is open to all Australian-based astronomers.

You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop. However, if you are planning to come to only some of the workshop days you will need to have an understanding of the material taught on the previous day(s).

Tickets can be purchased for each day individually or for the full 3-day workshop.


Day 1 - Introduction to computing best practices in Python

  • Keynote - Astronomer’s toolkit

  • Version control (Git)

  • Python

    • Introduction to python

    • Introducing jupyter notebooks

    • Visualisations


Day 2 - Data Science for Astronomers

  • Python

    • Pandas

    • Astropy tutorials

    • Plotting

  • Data Acquisition and Virtual Observatories

    • Introduction to virtual observatories

      • Topcat, crossmatch, ...

    • SQL and ADQL

    • Dealing with fits files

    • Integration with Python


Day 3 - Advanced topics

  • Introduction to machine learning in Python (scikit-learn)

  • Introduction to Nimbus (Pawsey cloud)

  • Clinic/helpdesk


For more info please visit the workshop webpage.


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