Welcome to astrodata
a data project that analyses the rise of astro-photography around the world...
Astrophotography used to be a strictly professional/ scientific endeavour. Over the last twenty years, amateur and ‘prosumer’ digital production of astrophotography has grown rapidly. This project analyses the wealth of data to understand what is happening in the astrophotographic field.
Some photographers focus on our own galaxy (the milky way) whilst others aim for lunar shots and others still shoot deep space content. By analysing and visualising these images according to their data we can build up an understanding of collective astrophotography habits.
This project was conceived in the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics at the University of California Los Angeles which hosted the NSF funded Cultural Analytics programme, and has been developed at Victoria University of Wellington and the Yale Lens Media Lab. The data for this project originates in the Yahoo! Flickr 100M Creative Commons Dataset.
Dr Leon Gurevitch.
Leon Gurevitch is associate professor of Design at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Dr Damon Crockett
Damon Crockett is research associate of the Lens Media Lab at Yale University, United States.