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Timeline

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.

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Feb. 2, 2021

The third data release from the SAMI Galaxy survey is now available!
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Jan. 15, 2021

Here's a look at some of the new features available to Data Central and Optical Data Centre users
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Nov. 6, 2020

The latest release from the GALAH survey is now available in Data Central!
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Aug. 14, 2020

We have added the final data releases of the 2dF Galaxy Redshift and 6dF Galaxy Surveys
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July 21, 2020

API, Spectrum viewer, private team data access, VO Simple Image Access and more!
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June 11, 2020

Users can now request and manage teams
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June 2, 2020

OzDES DR2 data, including spectra, is now available for querying and download
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March 30, 2020

We've released the Data Central Teams portal into beta!
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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 https://datacentral.org.au/docs/pages/sami/
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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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