The Sloan Digital Sky Survey, or SDSS, is an international collaboration of scientists gathering data from two telescopes in North and South America to build the most detailed Three-Dimensional Imagery of the Universe ever made. The SDSS has produced deep multi-color images of one third of the sky, and created spectra of more than three million astronomical objects.
SciServer is an NSF-supported project to build a big data platform that brings the computing to the data for extremely large datasets. Using SkyServer with your free SciServer account unlocks additional features.
SciServer hosts the following web-based apps that allow you to query and analyze your data in the cloud.
Voyages is the educational website for the SDSS. Voyages serves up projects, activities, resources, and research experiences for students of all ages that build on data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
SkyServer's Visual Tools make it easy to visualize and explore detailed astronomical data in regions of the sky covered by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
Navigate, Explore, and Quick Look let you save your results to an online Workbook. Just click Save in Workbook to save your results, and Show Workbook to view your results.
While you are logged into SciServer search forms allow you to save your data to MyDB, your own personal database. From there, your data is available in any SciServer app.
Compute's Jupyter Notebooks enable cloud-based analysis next to your data in the cloud, no downloading required. Use Python, R, and MATLAB to analyze your data in the cloud.
Cross-ID is a simple tool that enables you to perform dynamic cross identifications of SDSS objects against a user defined list.