Current projects include research on the development of systems that seamlessly integrate scientific data and literature, the semantic interlinking and annotation of scientific resources, the study of the impact of social media and networking sites on scientific dissemination, and the analysis and visualization of astronomical data and research communities. 

Astronomy Data Visualization

The projects below are developed by different research groups at the CfA to view and explore astronomy data in innovative ways. 

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Ytini, Special effects for the astronomical community

Astroblend, Combine artistic 3D models with computational astrophysics datasets and win the internet.

JS9 JS9 brings astronomical image display to your browser and desktop.

3D Dust Maps volume renderings of the inferred dust opacity, moving a virtual camera through the Galaxy on different trajectories.

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Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Chandra Logo shows a color image of the satelliteChandra Observation ViewerTM , Provudes a quick snapshot to answer the question, "What is Chandra Up To Now?"

Chandra Source Catalog Release 2.0 (CSC 2.0), The Chandra Source Catalog (CSC) is ultimately intended to be the definitive catalog of X-ray sources detected by the Chandra X-ray Observatory

Sherpa enables the user to construct complex models from simple definitions and fit those models to data; optimization methods and fit statistics are used to characterize the results.

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Dataverse logoDataverse is an open source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data. It facilitates making data available to others, and allows you to replicate others' work more easily. Researchers, journals, data authors, publishers, data distributors, and affiliated institutions all receive academic credit and web visibility.
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glue is a Python library to explore relationships within and between related datasets. 

The glue-con workshops gather the growing community of glue users and developers--in Astronomy and beyond!

glue solutions, inc. is a spinoff of the glue software project that offers consulting services.

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Open Science Tools

Unified Astronomy Thesaurus LogoThe Unified Astronomy Thesaurus (UAT) is an open, interoperable and community-supported thesaurus which unifies the existing divergent and isolated Astronomy & Astrophysics thesauri into a single high-quality, freely-available open thesaurus formalizing astronomical concepts and their inter-relationships. 
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WorldWide Telescope

 WorldWide Telescope (WWT) provides a rich contextual visualization environment for astronomical data. 

The  WorldWide Telescope Ambassadors Program  (WWTA) use WWT to educate the public about Astronomy and Science. WWTA is run by a team of astronomers and educators at Harvard University, in collaboration with the WWT community. is a tool intended to organize and curate links to information about data sets relevant to our 3D understanding of the Milky Way.

pyWWT The pywwt package aims to make it easy to use WorldWide Telescope from Python.

Astronomy Rewind project is part of an ongoing NASA-funded effort aimed at turning the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) into a data resource. The result will be a database of astro-referenced images, i.e., images of the sky for which coordinates, orientation, and pixel scale will be publicly available through NASA data archives, the Astronomy Image Explorer, and World Wide Telescope  

The ADS All-Sky Survey (ADSASS) is an ongoing effort aimed at turning the NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS), widely known for its unrivaled value as a literature resource for astronomers, into a data resource.

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