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Data Central is a small team developing an archive infrastructure and interface that is extensible and scalable, designed to meet the current and future needs of the Australian astronomical community. Our timeline shows the project milestones and notable events, but also gives a rough idea of our current to-do-list when it comes to implementing new services/components/features or ingesting new datasets.


Sept. 18, 2019

New VO powered features; RAVE DR5, 2dFGRS FDR ingested
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Aug. 5, 2019

Data Central will host an Astronomical Data Archives meeting in Sydney on August 5-8 2019.
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Nov. 23, 2018

SAMI DR2 updated to include new data products and fix an issue with data products for a small number of galaxies. For details see
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Oct. 15, 2018

The interface of the AAT raw data archive has been revamped
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Aug. 24, 2018

Read the data release documentation • Browse the schema • Query (ADQL/SQL) the catalogues • Explore or download the data products Note: additional spatially resolved data products and catalogues of aperture emission line measurements will be added to SAMI DR2 in early September
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April 18, 2018

• Read the data release documentation • Browse the schema • Query (ADQL/SQL) the catalogues
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Dec. 10, 2017

User testers are invited to trial the new data central services: Query (ADQL/SQL), Cutout and Cone Search + user dashboard (alpha) and Documentation.
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Nov. 15, 2017

The first Data Central workshop hosted at the AAO.
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Sept. 4, 2017

GAMA Data Release 2, SAMI Data Release 1. GAMA catalogues and images, SAMI catalogues ingested into Data Central 1.5.
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July 19, 2017

Includes SAMI Data Release 1.0.
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