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Astronomy Rewind fast-forwards to reanimate "zombie" astrophotos

October 10, 2018
More than 30,000 celestial images that were all but lost to science are about to find their way back into researchers' hands thanks to the efforts of thousands of citizen scientists. The photographs, radio maps, and other telescopic images were scanned from the pages of dusty old journals for a cosmic reclamation project called Astronomy Rewind. Its goal is to bring these "zombie" images back to life so that astronomers can find them online and compare them with modern electronic data from ground- and space-based telescopes, making possible new studies of short- and long-term changes in the... Read more about Astronomy Rewind fast-forwards to reanimate "zombie" astrophotos
Visualization and the Universe: How and why astronomers, doctors, and you need to work together to understand the world around us, at University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK, Friday, October 12, 2018:

title slid: Visualization and the Universe: How and why astronomers, doctors, and you need to work together to understand the world around us.Astronomy has long been a field reliant on visualization. First, it was literal visualization—looking at the Sky. Today, though, astronomers are faced with the daunting...

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Why “Big Data” Is a Big Deal Information science promises to change the world

March 1, 2014

Goodman uses visualization as an exploratory technique in her efforts to understand interstellar gas—the stuff of which stars are born. “The data volume is not a concern,” she says; even though a big telescope can capture a petabyte of data in a night, astronomers have a long history of dealing with large quantities of data. The trick, she says, is making sense of it all. Data visualizations can lead to new insights, she says, because “humans are much better at pattern recognition” than computers. In a recent presentation, she showed how a three-dimensional visualization...

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glue, Orion, and you, at CARMA-NRO Orion team meeting in CU Boulder, Colorado (remote), Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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