Sky Mining 2018


Host: Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and Curtin University
Date: 16 – 18 February 2018
Venue: Building 410, room 101, Curtin University
Registrations: registration is free via Eventbrite
Mailing list: sign up to our mailing list to stay updated


Sky Mining 2018 is a public hackathon taking data science to the skies.  The event will bring together scientists, coders, technologists and enthusiasts from academia and industry to work on challenges Australian-based astronomers face.

Challenges range from optimising existing workflows, to trying out new projects and supporting current, ongoing research. Challenges can be accessed here.


During the hackathon teams of 4 or 5 will tackle a challenge they have chosen. You can either sign up as a team or find a team during the opening night. If you (and your team)  can not make it to Perth in person we have now also enabled a limited number of remote participation registrations. Food and refreshments will be provided over the course of the event.

On the final day each team will present their solutions to the judges, who will announce the winners at the closing of the hackathon. A grand prize of $2000 will be awarded to the best team and several smaller, runner up prizes will also be awarded.


So, if you, or someone you know are interested in attending this unique event and working with astronomy challenges please sign up for the event mailing list to stay updated with announcements.


Visit the FAQ page for more information.


Day Schedule
  • Opening presentation
  • Team selection
  • Challenges Q&A
  • Hack day
  • Finish and prepare your solution
  • Pitch your solution
  • Judging & announcement of winners


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