[Baypiggies] Please update baypiggies.net

William Deegan bdbaddog at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 16:46:42 EST 2016

Let me know when you have Bio available, and I'll update the page.

On Sun, Jan 17, 2016 at 12:51 PM, Glen Jarvis <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:

> I'm sorry for the last minute change. We have another speaker to present.
> This is a load off of my mind because, for some strange reason, it's been a
> bit busy and it's been hard to find time to write slides for the talk that
> I was going to give ;)
> David Clark has done an incredible talk that he wants to give. So, I
> yielded my spot to him. This is the talk that we will have in January (I'm
> working on getting a bio -- so hold on for another update :)
> http://www.meetup.com/silicon-valley-python/events/228104282/
> Using Python to Analyze Datacubes in Astronomy
> Abstract:
> In this talk, I will discuss how I used Python to extract scientific
> information from a data cube. I used the astronomical instrument, NIFS
> (Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrometer), on the 8-m Gemini North
> telescope in Hawaii to acquire observations of the stunning, hourglass
> planetary nebula, HB 12. This instrument spreads light out into a spectrum
> over a small region of the sky. The output data is in the form of a data
> cube, with sky coordinates along the x and y directions and wavelength
> along the z direction. Spectra of planetary nebulae are important for
> understanding their structure and composition. I will discuss the Python
> scripts I used to analyze these data. Additionally, this talk will also
> cover the plotting library APLpy, which can be used to make publication
> quality figures.
> Speaker:
> David Clark
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