About “Giant spaceships heading towards Earth” news

As I mentioned in previous post our site flooded with visitors looking for space ships on the sky map. The majority of traffic is coming from Russia and Eastern Europe. I found several news site posted the news about some SETI officials pointed on some images of space ships on sky map. I tried to [...]

“flying saucers” on SkyMap?

For the last three weeks the SkyMap has been flooded with visitors looking for “flying saucers”. The source is the news bouncing from blog to blog and lately carried by larger media sites about some mysterious space ships detected by SETI. Here’s one of the iteration of the news: 3 very large object flying to [...]

WikiSky – web site of the week on Voice of America

WikiSky was chosen as web site of the week by Voice of America. Here’s the link on article and audio podcast: http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/science-technology/website-of-the-week/Website-of-the-Week—Wikisky-91916494.html ____________

Sky-Map.org (WikiSky) on BBC

Sky-Map.org (WikiSky) was featured on BBC’s Webscape TV programme over last weekends. Thousands of new visitors, mostly from England, put quite a load on our servers. ____________

Sloan Digitial Sky Survey updated

We published new data release of SDSS sky survey (SDSS DR7). We also opened access to previous sky surveys since DR3 and added ability to show SDSS survey in wide angle. Before there was limitation to show survey in zoom level 6 and deeper due to angle restriction on remote server that hosts the survey’s [...]

Servers upgrade complete

We finally put last server into production loop today, completeing upgrade cycle started three weeks back. The SKY-MAP service works at full speed now. Thank you for your patience. ____________

New SkyBrowser

I just put new build on all servers. The major addition is new SkyBrowser interface (still in beta). For now it is available as alternative view accessible from buttons row (see first button with white rectangle on it). But eventually it will replace front page’s sky browser. Example of SkyWindow Ver.2 URL here New sky [...]

Moving

We are currently moving front-end part of our sky map system to the new web hosting provider. Most stuff has been transferred already. We still working on issues with some thumbnail astrophoto images ____________

Hello world!

Hello World! There two words often are the first words a newborn computer program speaks in hands of a newborn computer programmer. I still remember time when my “Hello World” program looked something like: 10 PRINT “HELLO WORLD” 20 END Well, here I am again. Now in role of newbie blogger ____________