.Astronomy 8

20th – 23rd June 2016

Pembroke College, Oxford, UK

Organizers: Becky Smethurst, Chris Lintott, Sarah Kendrew, Edward Gomez, Ruth Angus, Mark Richardson, Sandor Kruk, Ellen Schallig, Sam Vaughan

Hack Day projects

.draft

automagically highlight LaTeX differences between GitHub drafts

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StingRA - Simbad Quick-Look Chrome Extension

This is a chrome extension that enables astronomers to highlight an astronomical object and, by clicking on the stingray, open a quick-look pop-up of magnitudes, images, sky position and links to simbad and WWT.

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Are you still talking?

Use a blink(1) light to control your speakers when you are chairing a session. This is a python package which installs a command line talk timer. By entering a total talk time and warning period, you will start the blink(1) light glowing green while they talking. It changes to orange when they are in the warning period, then red when their time is up. If they continue talking the light flashes a headache inducing light show until you control-C.

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arxiv59

Twitter bot that posts papers which missed the top-of-the-arXiv deadline by about a ~second

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The ArXiv Mailer

An app to modernize the formatting of the daily arXiv email.

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AstroBadger

Getting you in the habit of writing 200 academic words per day, every day. Inspired by 750words.com. Gamified writing! Chrome plugin + Flask app.

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AstroGoldStars

Give a Gold Star to a fellow scientist by tweeting @username++ at @AstroGoldStars on Twitter. Solves credit sharing in science.

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bvi-sonification

Users a Leap Motion device to alow a user to listen to a galaxy's spectra based on hand position.

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Fakespeare

A LSTM neural network trained on the corpus of all Shakespeare plays that can generate hilarious and nonsensical plays

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Galaxy Zoo Maze

Creates a responsive view of a Zooniverse subject and a QR code, then supports scanning and reacting to result compared to local data file.

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GitNL

Run Git commands using normal English sentences parsed with Google's natural language processor.

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Hacks Collector

A way to archive all hacks made at .Astronomy conferences. Each hack has a separate YML file containing all meta data. The YAML files are validated and we then auto-build a new version of the website with the new hack listed.

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Markov Papers

This hack generates paper titles/abstracts with a Markov chain trained on real papers returned by any ADS search keywords.

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Meta^4hack

Metadata on a hack about metadata on hacks. I.e., the submission form for this hack list.

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Project Apollo Stories

A Zooniverse Project: Help astronomers to re-create the incredible stories from the Apollo missions. Takes user selected images from the Apollo Project Flickr image gallery and creates beautiful Timeline JS interactive stories

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SIMBAD the Bot

Twitter bot which tweets a multi-wavelength animated GIF of a random SIMBAD object a few times a day. Serendipitously explore the sky!

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Spacebar

Can you write the fastest paper? Keep rain out of the dome while observing? Find the galaxies? Show off your skills with these astronomy themed mini-games. As we're all busy people, you only need to master one button to do so... the spacebar. Disclaimer - work-in-progress; no actual win condition; games not guaranteed to be fun.

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Stellar Autopsies Zooniverse

A Zooniverse Project: Stellar Autopsies to classify the light curves of dying stars.

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