Astronomy Data and Computing Services

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

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

Who We Are?

ADACS will be 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

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.

NEW DATES: Sky Mining 2018

We are pleased to announce the new dates for the Sky Mining Hackathon: join us in Perth, 16-18 February 2018 to tackle astronomy challenges! This event is a unique opportunity …

Deadline Extension – Scientific Computing and Software Development Services – EOI – 2018A

Within Q1/2 2018, ADACS will provide the equivalent of a minimum of 1 full-time computational scientist as a resource to the community.  A diversely qualified team will participate, with expertise covering a variety of areas including (but not limited to): system analysis and design, scientific computing, high-performance computing, data science, web development, large-scale scientific databases, cloud computing and scientific visualization.

Introduction to computing and data science for astronomers

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 astronomers.