Astronomy Camp Computing Facilities
With the development of sensitive solid state light detectors and the spreading of scientific discoveries via the Internet, computers have become a mandatory tool for research astronomers.

Likewise, Astronomy Camp participants have access to the same variety of software and hardware tools. Camp faculty and counselors are well versed with the computers' capabilities. With the facilities available, Campers are able to:
  • Explore the Internet for information on a particular astronomical topic or area of research. Many research journals now publish their contents online!
  • Take digital CCD images and/or spectra of their objects.
  • Analyze their images and/or spectra via the same data reduction and analysis software used by research astronomers.
  • Write their data to DAT tape, CD, or DVD. Campers can then continue to investigate their images and spectra at home long after Camp is over.
  • ...and more!
Below is a detailed summary of the computer facilities available at Astronomy Camp.

Hardware/ Software Webserver Data Server Workstation 1 Workstation 2 Workstation 3 iMac
Hostname zeus apollo vega fomalhaut altair imac
CPU Intel Pentium-4 @ 2.40 GHz AMD Athlon 2300 @ 1.70 GHz Intel Pentium-4 @ 2.40 GHz Intel Pentium-4 @ 2.80 GHz Intel Pentium-4 @ 2.80 GHz IBM PowerPC G5 @ 2 GHz
Operating System Red Hat
Fedora 6
Ubuntu 8.04
Hardy Heron
Ubuntu 8.04
Hardy Heron
Ubuntu 8.04
Hardy Heron
Ubuntu 8.04
Hardy Heron
OS X 1.4
Tiger
Memory 512 MB 512 MB 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB
Storage Space 75 GB 80 GB 75 GB 110 GB 110 GB 80 GB
Archival Devices DVD-RW DVD-RAM DVD-RW DVD-RW DVD-RW DVD-RW