Python in Astronomy 2019

October 31, 2018, from Andrew Leonard

Dear colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce that applications are now open for Python in Astronomy 2019, to be held 29 July – 2 August 2019 at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD, USA.

Though the application form will be open until 23:59 UTC on 31 January 2019, I encourage you to complete the form soon to make sure you don’t miss the deadline.

The application form is at:

More information about the conference, and links to past years, is available at:

Finally, a brief excerpt from the description of the conference:

In addition to sharing information about state-of-the art Python Astronomy packages, the workshop will focus on improving interoperability between astronomical Python packages, mentoring current open-source contributors, and developing educational materials for Python in Astronomy. The meeting is therefore not only aimed at current developers, but also educators and research group leaders who are interested in being involved in these efforts.

Participant selection will be made with the goal of enhancing the Python in Astronomy community and we encourage requests to attend from all career levels. Effort will also be made to select participants who have contributed meaningfully to the Python in Astronomy ecosystem via providing educational materials, documentation, and/or code contributions. This conference is neither intended to be an introduction to Python nor only for expert-level Python developers.

Andrew Leonard
On behalf of the SOC: Andrew Leonard (chair), Monica Bobra, Nicholas Earl, Timothy Pickering, Brigitta Sipőcz, Abbie Stevens, and Erik Tollerud