The "famous" diagram below was used at the launch of the Seamless Astronomy collaboration, in 2009.  It shows how a researcher sits between the literature and data, taking information from each, integrating their own analysis tools, and then producing new publications and results that feed back into these source regimes. Seamless Astronomy tries to let the connections between literature & data grow more seamless and invisible, so that a researcher can spend more time thinking about science, and less about finding information.

Sponsors of Seamless Astronomy include NASA, NSF and Microsoft Research.

Contact us. For inquiries or questions, please email Sarah Block at sblock@cfa.harvard.edu.

Alternatively you can contact or visit us at:

Seamless Astronomy Team
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS 42
Cambridge, Ma 02138