[Space] and on the side

Mikolaj Habryn dichro at rcpt.to
Sun Dec 27 08:26:17 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 1:09 AM, Ariel Waldman <ariel at arielwaldman.com> wrote:
> How much data is it? Is the technical difficulty of making it public due to
> it being a mass amount of data?

I didn't get that impression, I think it's just a SMOP, just that Dr.
J doesn't have time to do anything with it, so it's a call to find
someone that has enough time and enthusiasm to get stuck into it. I,
sadly, don't qualify.


> If so, the people at Galaxy Zoo have already built and launched their
> Zooniverse platform (which can also hook into Google Sky) to help that exact
> situation. They're already helping out various missions at NASA (e.g.
> they'll soon launch Moon Zoo, via working with NASA's Lunar Science
> Institute, by hosting the huge amounts of data/images coming from the LRO's
> camera and will experiment with it becoming a citizen science project). They
> don't do any iPhone work to my knowledge, though, so that's definitely
> something to still build!
> If this is a potential solution, I can introduce you to the technical lead
> at GZ.
> Ariel Waldman | digital anthropologist
> [ http://arielwaldman.com | http://spacehack.org ]
> On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 8:37 PM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:
>> Dr Jesus just mentioned that Noisebridge has a (real-time?) feed of
>> data from NASA's GRB observation platforms including images, which
>> apparently aren't publically available (for technical rather than
>> policy reasons). Not merely is there a suggestion to do something
>> useful with that data in the way of making it more publically
>> available, but he says he also has handshake agreements with the
>> appropriate people to build an iphone app out of this that would embed
>> it into Google Sky (or equivalent) for amateur astronomer use. Just in
>> case anyone knows anyone who is particularly keen on coding such
>> things.
>> m.
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