To update two servers that are key to core services: software development (VPhot) for data reduction, and control of the data quality control process.
Grant Recipients in 2015
Grant Recipients $17,782
For a dedicated student workstation to be used by the NSF-REU students in the performance of data reduction and analysis of Keck 10-meter telescope spectral imaging data of normal galaxies in the early Universe. These data encompass the first ever look at kinematics, metallicity gradients and star formation maps of what are believed to be progenitor Milky Way-type galaxies in the early Universe. The workstation will also be used to compare observational data with the output of super-computer simulations of galaxy formation.
To replace seven hard drives with 6 TB hard drives used by students and faculty members involved in research ranging from analysis of imaging data from the Dark Energy Survey to an imaging survey of galaxy clusters using H-alpha and r-band observations obtained at the Kitt Peak National Observatory.
To aide in developing a fiber characterization station enabling investigation and characterization of fiber optic cable assemblies. This station will be used for testing fibers and fiber assemblies delivering light to an NSF funded planet-hunting spectrograph currently being designed and built at Yale for the Discovery Channel Telescope.