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* '''Best Scale Model'''. A quick tool to let you find a common object to represent a given scale. [Jen - but Karen uploaded it]
 
* '''Best Scale Model'''. A quick tool to let you find a common object to represent a given scale. [Jen - but Karen uploaded it]
 
* '''Visualising Textual Data'''. HMNAO provide an online service named Websurf - [http://astro.ukho.gov.uk/psp/index_beta.html see here]. It provides rise/set times, azimuth and altitudes, Islamic Prayer Times, First Sighting of New Crescent Moon, Moon Phases, Equinoxes & Solstices and an Almanac giving solar, lunar and planetary data for a specific time and location. It has recently gone through a phase of redevelopment to make it more user friendly. One item that is still in development is the output and output formats. We have various output formats that we are looking into but what would be useful and possibly attract users from all backgrounds would be visualising some of the outputs. For example, ideas on how to visualise a years worth of sun rise/set and twilight times? [Paresh Prema, HM Nautical Almanac Office]
 
* '''Visualising Textual Data'''. HMNAO provide an online service named Websurf - [http://astro.ukho.gov.uk/psp/index_beta.html see here]. It provides rise/set times, azimuth and altitudes, Islamic Prayer Times, First Sighting of New Crescent Moon, Moon Phases, Equinoxes & Solstices and an Almanac giving solar, lunar and planetary data for a specific time and location. It has recently gone through a phase of redevelopment to make it more user friendly. One item that is still in development is the output and output formats. We have various output formats that we are looking into but what would be useful and possibly attract users from all backgrounds would be visualising some of the outputs. For example, ideas on how to visualise a years worth of sun rise/set and twilight times? [Paresh Prema, HM Nautical Almanac Office]
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* '''AstroPy API'''. Should we expose some of AstroPy's functionality as a web API? What are the use cases? [Geert]
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* '''Telescope tracker'''. Which telescopes provide up-to-date information about what they're observing? Can we turn this info into an interesting tool for people to see what astronomers actually look at? The AAT logs become available each morning - what else is out there? [James]
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* '''Visualise ESA's Planetary Science Archive''': I would like to make a video showing ALL the imaging data taken by one of Europe's spacecraft, e.g. Venus Express. This needs a planetary scientist to help us make sense of ESA's archive. [Geert]
  
 
== Interesting Data ==
 
== Interesting Data ==

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