Astronomical data visualisation workshop

8th to 9th april 2016

This activity is part of the programme of activities of the European Network for Digital Art and Science.

When thinking about the information recorded by space observation instruments, we may initially think that only the top research teams will be able to access them. Nothing could be further from the truth. The astronomical community generates huge amounts of data that are available for any researcher or amateur to use.

These data are mainly photos of different regions and objects in the sky that have been taken using different sensors that allow us to record not only the energy that reaches us from celestial bodies in the frequencies of visible light, but also in frequencies that our eyes cannot detect, such as X-rays.

During the workshop we will work with data available through the European Southern Observatory (ESO) portal to generate visualisations using Processing.

Taught by: Alba G. Corral

Dates: 8 and 9 April
Time: Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Duration: 8 hours
Registration: free, click here

Participants: 12

This activity is part of the Materia prima programme of activities.

In the framework of the project: European Network of Digital Art and Science:

With the support of:

Co-funded Creative Europe Programme
Consejería Cultura y Turismo