Python in Astronomy 2019

29 July - 2 Aug 2019

Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore


The fifth Python in Astronomy Conference will be held at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore from 29th July - 2nd August 2019.

This conference series aims to bring together a wide variety of developers, educators and other contributors to Python packages in the context of all forms of astronomy. The conference will include unconference sessions, presentations, sprints and tutorials. As well as expanding the community around astronomical uses of Python, the conference aims to improve collaboration and interoperability between Python packages, and to share knowledge on Python packages and techniques.

All participants at the conference will be expected to follow the code of conduct.

More details will be made available on this page closer to the week of the conference.


Applications are now open! To apply, complete the application form here. The deadline for applications is 31st January 2019. Successful applicants will ether be invited to accept a place at the conference or placed on a waiting list. If you are put on the waiting list, you may recieve an invitation when more places become available. Please contact the organising committee if you have any questions about the application process.

Social Media

The hashtag for this workshop is #pyastro19, and the main twitter account will be @pyastro19. 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.

Organising Committee

The organising committee consists of: Drew Leonard (chair), Monica Bobra, Nicholas Earl, Timothy Pickering, Brigitta Sipocz, Abigail Stevens, and Erik Tollerud (local liason).

To contact the organizers, send an email to


The Python in Astronomy conference series aims to be accessible to a broad and diverse range of participants. As part of that effort, we try to keep conference fees to a minimum and to provide funding to those applicants who need it. To be able to do that, we rely on generous support from external sponsors.

If you would like to support the growth of the Python in Astronomy software ecosystem, please consider contacting the SOC to discuss sponsoring PyAstro19.