In partnership between UCT Astronomy and the IDIA, a laboratory for visual analytics has been created to develop and test hardware and software solutions for interactive visualisation of large astronomical data sets.
Two facilities comprise the laboratory, one is located at the RW James building (UCT upper campus; astronomy department) and the other is the Iziko Planetarium & Digital Dome, located in the heart of Cape Town.
Click below to see how we visualise data.
As scientific data sets become larger and more complex, it is necessary to migrate to new technologies to facilitate scientific analysis and exploration. With the advent of big data, cloud technologies provide a clean solution for managing and processing data sets that would otherwise be unmanageable.
As we shift paradigms to having our scientific data living in the cloud, it is necessary to develop the tools and techniques to enable science on these large data sets.
See below for the latest video of our visualisation work or click the button to see more.