IoA Cambridge, Astropy Workshop

These notes are for the Astropy workshop held at the Institute of Astronomy of the University of Cambridge by Brigitta Sipőcz and Thomas Robitaille on the 28th of April 2016.


Please bring your laptop to the workshop!

The purpose of this workshop is to give you an overview of functionality in Astropy, and get you started with some simple problems. There is a lot of functionality that we cannot cover in this workshop, so we encourage you to browse the Astropy Documentation to get a sense of what it can be used for!

Installing Python and Astropy

If you don’t already have a Scientific Python Installation, install the Anaconda Python Distribution (works for MacOS X, Linux, and Windows). We recommend downloading the Python 3.5 version (you will still be able to set up Python 2 environments if needed). Alternatively you can find installation info here:

Installing Python, Astropy, and affiliated packages.

Getting help

General Python help

Astropy help