Astronomy Data and Computing Services

Astronomy focused data services,
computing Infrastructure and expert training
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About Us

We provide astronomy-focused training, support and expertise to allow astronomers to maximise the scientific return from data and computing infrastructure.

Who We Are?

ADACS is delivered jointly by Swinburne University of Technology, Curtin University, and Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. ADACS is funded under Astronomy National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) Program via Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL).

Our Vision

Provide astronomy-focused training, support and expertise to allow astronomers to maximise the scientific return from data and computing infrastructure.

Some of our works

Highlight Projects

Scientific Computing and Software Development Services
ADACS Internship Program
ADACS Learning Management System

Latest News

ADACS LMS: online webinars

Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS) is an initiative by Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) aiming to provide astronomy-focused training, support and expertise to allow Australian astronomers to maximise the scientific …

MWA-ASVO pilot now live

The primary objective of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) node of the All-Sky Virtual Observatory (ASVO) is to provide national and international researchers with seamless access to different MWA data …

10 Astronomy Things

10 Astronomy Research Data Things is an opportunity to explore issues surrounding management of research data, specifically for people working with astronomy data. The material was adapted from the ANDS …

Simplifying access to High-Performance Galaxy Modelling

Using software support resources acquired under the 2017B semester of the ADACS Software Support scheme, ADACS has enabled an outward-facing user interface for GBKFIT: a publicly-available application for kinematic galaxy modelling. Features include a range of accepted data inputs (including flux, velocity, and velocity dispersion maps, as well as spectral cubes) and kinematic models (including exponential, flat, arctan, Epinat, and more), all wrapped in a secured web application (including a relational database and workflow management system) enabling providing support for a rich user community.