.Astronomy 8: Oxford 2016
Our eighth event was hosted at Pembroke College at the University of Oxford in June 2016.
It was organised by Becky Smethurst, an Oxford PhD student at the time, and supported by Chris Lintott and Sarah Kendrew.
The Local Organising Committee included: Mark Richardson, Edward Gomez, Ruth Angus, Sam Vaughan, Ellen Schallig and Sandor Kruk.
We had live talks on open science in the Kepler missions, hardware hacking, citizen science, LSST data schools, the use of library archives in astronomy and ESA Sky.
Talks were given by Adam Miller, Carl Ferkinhoff, Ali Swanson, Geert Barentsen, James Gilbert, Tom Robitaille, Sarah Kendrew and Daina Bouquin.
Our pre-dinner talk was given by Aleks Scholz about WETI, the Wait for Extraterrestrial Intelligence!
We had our second ever 'Day 0' in Oxford following the success at its introduction at .Astronomy 7 in Sydney.
We had tutorials on the various different programming languages and tools, GitHub, how to get something hosted on the web, Flask, D3, webscraping, Django and argparse.
Tutorial/talk contributors: Sarah Kendrew, Arna Karick, Demitri Muna, Scott Thomas, Lisa Ballard, Brian Cherinka, Phillip Plewa, Thomas Robitaille, Edward Gomez & Geert Barentsen.
The Hack Day took place on Wednesday 22nd June 2016. All hacks are listed on the .Astronomy 8 hack collector page.
Anna K. Weigel