Simonyi Survey Telescope...possible new BOINC project?

Vester
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“A generation ago, a telescope might watch just a thousand stars in a single observation run,” says James Davenport, assistant professor of astronomy in the College of Arts & Sciences. “The Rubin Observatory will observe several billion objects in the sky, giving us thousands of times more data than other telescopes could capture — and that’s just in a single night.”

But data on its own can’t drive discovery. The astronomers need tools — algorithms, software and expertise — to sort through Rubin’s bounty.

 From the article Secrets of the Stars at the University of Washington.

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Vester wrote: “A generation

Vester wrote:

“A generation ago, a telescope might watch just a thousand stars in a single observation run,” says James Davenport, assistant professor of astronomy in the College of Arts & Sciences. “The Rubin Observatory will observe several billion objects in the sky, giving us thousands of times more data than other telescopes could capture — and that’s just in a single night.”

But data on its own can’t drive discovery. The astronomers need tools — algorithms, software and expertise — to sort through Rubin’s bounty.

 From the article Secrets of the Stars at the University of Washington. 

That would be cool!!

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