Python in Astronomy 2016

21-25 March 2016

University of Washington, Seattle



The second Python in Astronomy conference will be held from 21-25 March 2016 at the University of Washington eScience Institute in Seattle, WA, USA.

Similarly to the 2015 meeting (which was held at the Lorentz Center), we are aiming to bring together researchers, Python developers, users, and educators. The conference will include presentations, tutorials, unconference sessions, and coding sprints. In addition to sharing information about state-of-the art Python Astronomy packages, the workshop will focus on improving interoperability between astronomical Python packages, providing training for new open-source contributors, and developing educational materials for Python in Astronomy. The meeting is therefore not only aimed at current developers, but also users and educators who are interested in being involved in these efforts.


There are several resources that you can use to find out more about the conference:


The conference program can be found here and the list of participants can be found here.

During the workshop, we required participants to follow the code of conduct for the workshop which can be found here. If you have any questions about the workshop, you can reach the SOC at

The workshop was hosted by the University of Washington eScience Institute, whose mission is to engage researchers across disciplines in developing and applying advanced computational methods and tools to real world problems in data-intensive discovery.

The hashtag for this meeting is #pyastro16

This workshop is kindly sponsored by:

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The organizing committee: Thomas Robitaille (chair), Kelle Cruz, Perry Greenfield, Eric Jeschke, Mario Juric, Stuart Mumford, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Megan Sosey, Erik Tollerud, and Jake Vanderplas