ADACS Data Intensive Astronomy Workshop – Melbourne 7-9 August 2017

The first two days of the program will include invited talks, contributed talks and BOF sessions. The aim is to encourage communication between software experts and astronomers to meet the big-data challenges in Astronomy. The last day will focus on the All-Sky Virtual Observatory (ASVO) project and the eScience gateways.

ASTAC – Call for proposals Q3-Q4 2017

ASTAC has issued a call for proposals for the use of the following resources from 1st July 2017 to 31st December 2017 (i.e. Quarters 3-4, 2017):

NCI Astronomy Flagship Program: up to 1,000 kSUs
gSTAR and swinSTAR: up to 1,700 kSUs
Pawsey ATHENA: Up to 5,000 kSUs

Scientific Computing and Software Development Services – EOI

Within Q3/4 2017, ADACS will provide the equivalent 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.

The allocation of these resources will be merit-based with the final evaluation to be performed by the Astronomy Supercomputing Time Allocation Committee (ASTAC).

NASA Space APPS Challenge

The NASA Space Apps Challenge Perth will take place from 29-30 April at CORE Innovation Hub (191 St Georges Terrace), starting at 7:30AM and running non-stop till Sunday evening. Register here:
The event draws on the talents and initiative of bright minded volunteers – developers, designers, engineers, technologists and anyone with a passion and desire to make an immediate impact on the world or with an interest in earth, space and data.