Outreach events include workshops, roundtables, meetups and other formal or informal meetups. 

2019 Apr 29

2019 Seamless Astronomy DemoFest

3:00pm to 4:30pm


Wolbach Library, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
The Annual Seamless Astronomy DemoFest is an event where CfA folks who build scientific tools of all kinds can show off their creations to their colleagues in a fun, informal environment. This year’s “Spring Party” edition is on Monday, April 29 at 3 PM at the Wolbach Library of the Center for Astrophysics. Snacks and great...
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2018 Mar 20

Seamless Astronomy Demofest 2018

3:00pm to 4:30pm


Wolbach Library

Join experts from projects such as ADS, glue, WorldWide Telescope, Dataverse, Science Education, Library, js9, and Chandra to demonstrate software that makes research, data-sharing, visualization, teaching and outreach more “Seamless”& more fun.

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2017 Oct 31

glue and other Sticky Treats (demo/tutorial)

Registration Closed 9:30am to 11:30am


160 Concord Avenue 3rd floor conference room ("M 340")

Update:  So many of you are interested in this tutorial that we've decided to start early (at 9:30), and end later (at 11:30), with a plan as below.  Note, though, that if you can still only come for the 10-11 hour, that should work fine. 

  • 9:30-10:   introductory session for people who have never used glue & need to know the bascis, and/or install glue
  • 10-11: overview of glue functionality, with (at c. 10:45) an introduction to customizing glue and writing plug ins...
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2012 Dec 19

Holiday Demo-fest 2012



Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street

You are invited to join the Seamless Astronomy group of the CfA for laptop-style personal demos, festive snacks and drinks today at 3pm in Phillips Auditorium.

Leaders from a host of software/data/analysis projects from around the CfA will be on hand to show off their 2012 accomplishments in this informal setting.


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2012 Dec 15

.Astronomy Hack Day NYC 2012

10:00am to 7:00pm


bit.ly, 85 5th Avenue, 4th floor, New York City

Hang out with friendly astronomers from across the New York City tristate area (we’ve invited folks from Yale to Rutgers ), learn about new technologies in astronomy software, collaborate on new software or strike out on new science reusing existing tools and websites. See the .Astronomy NYC 2012 webpage for details and archive.

Sponsored by Seamless Astronomy and bitly


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2012 Oct 23

Basic Dataverse Training for Astronomy

9:30am to 11:00am


Wolbach Library (Lower Level) 60 Garden St

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) in collaboration with Harvard Library (HL) and the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) is offering new hands-on training sessions on the use of Harvard's Dataverse Network, an open-source application for publishing, citing and discovering research data. (http://theastrodata.orghttp://thedata.org). 

Why attend:...

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2013 Sep 16

.Astronomy 5

Mon Sep 16 (All day) to Wed Sep 18 (All day)


New England Research & Development Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Seamless Astronomy group at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will be hosting .Astronomy 5 at Microsoft Research’s beautiful NERD Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We aim to host 50 attendees for a three-day event conference, unconference and hack day all about astronomy online. You can find the event archived at the ....

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2013 Dec 18

Holidy Demo-fest 2013

2:00pm to 3:00pm


Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street

You are invited to join the Seamless Astronomy group of the CfA for laptop-style personal demos (no talks!), festive snacks & drinks.

Leaders of the Glue, Authorea, WWT Ambassadors, and ADS All Sky Survey projects will be on-hand to show off their 2013 accomplishments in this informal setting.

Please feel free to pass this invitation on to others (including students, postdocs, etc.!) you think might enjoy the demos as well.

2012 Apr 02

Introducing the Astronomy Dataverse

11:45am to 1:00pm


Phillips Auditorium, Cambridge, MA

The Seamless Astronomy team at the CfA invites you to an "Introduction to the Astronomy Dataverse" next Monday,  April 2, 2012 at 11:45am in Phillips Auditorium.

A "Dataverse" is a web based platform for publishing, citing and preserving your data; it gives you control for what data you release when and it renders your data discoverable to other search tools and thus reusable by other astronomers. Perhaps most critically,...

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2011 Nov 30

VO Day @ Boston

2:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Web Site: http://www.usvao.org/voday@boston/  (go there to register, as that's required!)

Abstract: The Virtual Observatory (VO) is realizing global electronic integration of astronomy data, tools, and services for use by individuals around the world. This new environment of interoperability will facilitate astronomy research with a speed, efficiency, and...

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