International Glass Plates Group

IGPG Meetings Archive

Unified Astronomy Thesaurus

The Unified Astronomy Thesaurus (UAT) is an open, interoperable and community-supported thesaurus which unifies the existing divergent and isolated Astronomy & Astrophysics thesauri into a single high-quality, freely-available open thesaurus formalizing astronomical concepts and their inter-relationships.   |   @uatconcepts

Project PHaEDRA

Project PHaEDRA is an initiative by the Wolbach Library, in collaboration with many partners, to catalog, digitize, transcribe, and enrich the metadata of over 2500 logbooks and notebooks produced by the Harvard Computers and early Harvard astronomers. Our goal is to ensure that this remarkable set of items, created by a remarkable group of people, is as accessible and useful as possible.

Project PHaEDRA on Smithsonian Transcription Center   |   @projectphaedra


MetaSat is a project to develop a metadata schema to describe small satellite missions.  We are also partnering with SatNOGS to deploy a series of low cost satellite ground stations at libraries around the globe.  I designed and built the website application for MetaSat using python, MySQL, and Django.   |   @meta_sat

Visual Astronomy Display

I started a monthly series collecting videos about astronomy, space engineering, planetary exploration, and rocket science and curated it for three years.  I tried to keep the videos current, published only within the last month or so, typically sourced from NASA, ESA, JPL, and other educational providers.  A monthly blog post accompanied each playlist.  Currently maintained by Wolbach Library’s wonderful student assistants.

Wolbach Library Devices

A website to display tools, devices, and maker collections for exploration and prototyping at Wolbach Library.