Python in Astronomy 2017

8 - 12 May 2017

Lorentz Center, Leiden


The third edition of the Python in Astronomy Conference will be held at the Lorentz Center from 8 - 12th May 2017.

This conference aims to bring a wide variety of people who use, develop or teach people about Python packages in the context of all forms of Astronomy. The conference will include presentations, tutorials, unconference sessions, and sprints. As well as building the community around astronomical uses of Python, the conference aims to improve collaboration and interoperability between Python packages, and share knowledge on Python packages and techniques. It will also provide training and educational materials for users and developers of Python astronomy packages.


The Lorentz Center is an international center for scientific workshops, based on the philosophy that science thrives on interaction between creative researchers. Python in Astronomy 2017 will be hosted in the "Oort venue", which has a maximum capacity of 55 people. All participants at the conference will be expected to follow the code of conduct.


The program for the conference can be found here. The talk abstracts can be found here.

Our live stream and twitter feeds can be found on the live page, and additional materials are on the Google Drive proceedings page.

Social Media

The hashtag for this workshop is #pyastro17, and the main twitter account is @pyastro17. Feel free to use the hashtag before, during, and after the workshop to connect with other participants and the wider community. Remember, when interacting with people either in person or online, you are required to follow the code of conduct.

Livestream and Live Chat

To accommodate remote participation, we will livestream the morning plenary talks and some of the afternoon tutorials on YouTube. The link will be posted here on Monday morning (May 8th) once it's set up. The local timezone of the conference is CEST (UTC+2). The videos will then be saved and viewable on YouTube afterwards.

We encourage all participants (including remote participants) to join our chat room via Matrix to allow people who couldn't attend to follow along, and to interact in real-time with other participants! This chat room will also be the most direct way for anyone remotely following along to ask questions during the livestream.

Organising Committee

The organising committee consists of: Stuart Mumford (chair), Matt Craig, Kelle Cruz, Daniela Huppenkothen, Abigail Stevens, and Erik Tollerud.

To contact the SOC, send an email to $AT$


Python in Astronomy 2017 is kindly sponsored by:

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