Open Science in Astronomy


Contact : Mark Allen (mark.allen@astro.unistra.fr); Franck Le Petit (Franck.LePetit@obspm.fr)

Astronomy is in many ways at the forefront of data sharing, with long term efforts for the development and use of community-based interoperability standards, sharing of software codes, and the support of services for bibliographic and reference data. The field is however currently undergoing rapid changes that are being driven by the growth in data volume and complexity, the new challenges of multi-messenger and time-domain astronomy, as well as new technologies and evolutions of the methods for publication of articles, code and data.

Astronomy data sharing systems are also now being integrated in the new Open Science initiatives that have been established at the national level with Recherche Data Gouv, and at the European level with the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Open Science entails making research (including publications, data, and software) accessible for professional, amateur, educational and societal uses, and has the potential of making the scientific process more transparent, inclusive and democratic.  In practice open science involves the application of FAIR principles for data sharing so that the data and services are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable. 

This workshop will cover a wide range of topics related to Open Science in astronomy. It is intended to inform researchers about the latest developments in data sharing and interoperable data and tools. The workshop will be useful to astrophysicists who wish to publish data, and to learn about new tools and new functionalities that will facilitate their work. We will also engage the community in a discussion of the future developments and opportunities.

The workshop will be organised around two sessions, with each of the sessions being structured around one or two invited presentations of about 20 minutes followed by contributed and demonstration presentations of new scientific capabilities of 10 to 15 minutes by the community.

The workshop being in full-hybrid mode, all the presentations must use the computer running the hybrid mode. Presentations that will be selected will need to be uploaded on this computer. For demonstration presentations, please contact the SOC of this session at soc_s04@sf2a.eu if you need any particular software on the computer.

SOC: Mark Allen (co-chair), Franck Le Petit (co-chair), Stefania Amodeo, Caroline Bot, Sébastien Derrière, Arnaud Siebert


14h0014h05Session 1: Introduction (M. Allen, F. Le Petit)
14h0514h35La Science Ouverte et l'astronomie - F. Genova (invited) 25+5 min
14h3515h00Open Science in Radio Astronomy - B. Cecconi 20+5
15h0015h25Open solar data, data products, and tools at MEDOC - E. Buchlin 20+5
16h0016h05Session 2 : Introduction
16h0516h30FAIR & open science with VizieR - P. Ocvirk 20+5
16h3016h55ISMDB : A database of reference ISM models - E. Bron 20+5
16h5517h20Using Python for astronomy: interacting with an open software ecosystem - M. Marchand 20+5


Authors Title Type File
Cecconi, B., Louis, C. K., Bonnin, X., Loh, A., Taylor, M. B., Aicardi, S., Lamy, L., Le Sidaner, P. Open Science in radioastronomy: The MASER toolbox orale SF2A_2023_Abstract.pdf
Manon Marchand, Ada Nebot Using Python for astronomy: interacting with an open software ecosystem orale abstract_python_for_astronomy.pdf
Francoise Genova, Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg La Science Ouverte et l\'astronomie invite SO4_ScienceOuverte_SF2A2023_FGenova.pdf
E. Bron, D. Languignon, N. Moreau, F. Le Petit ISMDB : A database of reference ISM models orale Abstract_ISMDB.pdf
Éric Buchlin, Stéphane Caminade, Susanna Parenti, Barbara Perri, Frédéric Auchère, Nima Traoré, Khalil Ashkar, Nicolas Dufourg Open solar data, data products, and tools at MEDOC orale Open solar data, data products, and tools at MEDOC.pdf