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Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Astronomy Methods for Business Analytics?

Brought to attention by some of my astro colleagues, the effort is considerable.  Could businesses also construct such a 'survey' of how they operate?   Which could lead to a determination of where data might be used, needed?

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory, currently under construction in Chile, will conduct a vast astronomical survey of our dynamic Universe starting in 2022. They plan to collect 500 petabytes of image data by observing the skies continuously for 10 years and produce nearly instant alerts for objects that change in position or brightness every night. In addition to astronomical data, their dataset will include DevOps, IoT, and real-time monitoring data.

In this latest Data Science Central webinar, Dr. Angelo Fausti will demonstrate:

●     How a time-series database has the versatility to address their needs
●     How they created a solution to enhance visibility across their organization and improve actionable insights
●     How they pull software development and sensor data from their telescope, camera and observatory IoT devices

Dr. Angelo Fausti, Software Engineer - Vera C. Rubin Observatory

Hosted by:
Sean Welch, Host and Producer - Data Science Central

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LSST Project Mission Statement
LSST’s mission is to build a well-understood system that provides a vast astronomical dataset for unprecedented discovery of the deep and dynamic universe. .... 

The goal of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project is to conduct a 10-year survey of the sky that will deliver a 500 petabyte set of images and data products that will address some of the most pressing questions about the structure and evolution of the universe and the objects in it. The LSST survey is designed to address four science areas:

• Understanding the Mysterious Dark Matter and Dark Energy
• Hazardous Asteroids and the Remote Solar System
• The Transient Optical Sky
• The Formation and Structure of the Milky Way

The scientific questions that LSST will address are profound, and yet the concept behind the design of the LSST project is remarkably simple: conduct a deep survey over an enormous area of sky; do it with a frequency that enables images of every part of the visible sky to be obtained every few nights; and continue in this mode for ten years to achieve astronomical catalogs thousands of times larger than have ever previously been compiled.

The construction phase of the project will deliver the facilities needed to conduct the survey: a large-aperture, wide-field, optical imaging telescope; a gigapixel camera; and a data management system. ... " 

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