Welcome!  This website provides a platform for sharing resources, workflows, and basic organizational information about networked tools, websites and databases in astronomy.  Its intended audience is any scientist performing astronomical research online.  It originated from the activities of scientists at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA.

By online astronomy, we mean all forms of networked tools, databases and websites that are utilized for astronomical research, including scholarly discourse and social interactions through blogs, forums and other web media.  

By user group, we mean a group of individuals who meet approximately monthly to discuss their solutions and problems with doing their research online.


  • Recap 2010-2011 I have been thinking about the progress of our User Group over the past year -- a transition from virtual observatory to online astronomy -- and contemplating the kinds of changes we ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2011, 8:51 AM by August Muench
  • Data / Literature Connections I was invited to give a presentation as part of a special session  at the 218 AAS meeting in Boston on connections between the scientific literature and publishing the data ...
    Posted May 30, 2011, 8:05 PM by August Muench
  • Next User Group Meeting: Publishing data online The topic of our next user group meeting (May 31, Phillips Auditorium) is a one hour presentation on "how to publish your data." This topic picks up on a very ...
    Posted May 18, 2011, 8:24 AM by August Muench
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