Building Change in Astronomy


The .Astronomy conference brings together an international community of astronomers, science communicators and educators to discuss new ways in which software and web-based technologies can enable innovation and accelerate new discoveries in astronomy research that reach beyond the realm of traditional academe.

How can new technologies help astronomical research, education, and outreach?  How can new developments in machine learning, web interfaces, and software impact our work?  How can new ideas and techniques in education and research increase our productivity?  How can we leverage our diversity to better understand the Universe?

Through talks, tutorials, unconferences and hack days, participants gain new coding or maker skills, learn about the latest data services and tools, learn how to communicate and collaborate more effectively using web platforms, and broaden their views on what a career in astronomy can look like. 

Since the first .Astronomy conference in 2008, we have created a vibrant community of over 300 alumnae/i in astronomy and related fields - passionate about leveraging technology for the advancement of astronomy.

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