About Astropy

The Astropy Project is a community effort to develop a core package for astronomy using the Python programming language and improve usability, interoperability, and collaboration between astronomy Python packages. The core astropy package contains functionality aimed at professional astronomers and astrophysicists, but may be useful to anyone developing astronomy software. The Astropy Project also includes "affiliated packages," Python packages that are not necessarily developed by the core development team, but share the goals of Astropy, and often build from the core package's code and infrastructure.

For more details on the plan for the project, you can read the documentation overview, or the original vision from when the project was founded.

Acknowledging or Citing Astropy

In Publications

If you use Astropy for work/research presented in a publication (whether directly, or as a dependency to another package), we ask that you cite the Astropy Paper (ADS - BibTeX). We provide the following as a standard acknowledgment you can use if there is not a specific place to cite the paper:

This research made use of Astropy, a community-developed core Python package for Astronomy (Astropy Collaboration, 2013).

If you wish, you can also include a link to http://www.astropy.org (if the journal allows this) in addition to the above text.

In Presentations

If you are giving a presentation or talk featuring work/research that makes use of Astropy and would like to acknowledge Astropy, we suggest using this logo on your title slide:

Powered by Astropy

The logo is also available with white text, or the SVG originals can be obtained at the astropy-logo github repository.

In Projects

If you are using Astropy as part of a code project (e.g., affiliated packages), a useful way to acknowledge your use of Astropy is with a badge in your README. We suggest this badge:

Powered by Astropy Badge

Which is available at the URL http://img.shields.io/badge/powered%20by-AstroPy-orange.svg?style=flat. If your code is hosted on github, You can place the following in your README.md file to get the badge:



Astropy is licensed under a three-clause BSD license. For details, see the licenses/LICENSE.rst file in the astropy repository.

Astropy Community Code of Conduct

The community of participants in open source Astronomy projects is made up of members from around the globe with a diverse set of skills, personalities, and experiences. It is through these differences that our community experiences success and continued growth. We expect everyone in our community to follow these guidelines when interacting with others both inside and outside of our community. Our goal is to keep ours a positive, inclusive, successful, and growing community.

As members of the community,

This code of conduct applies to all community situations online and offline, including mailing lists, forums, social media, conferences, meetings, associated social events, and one-to-one interactions.

Parts of this code of conduct have been adapted from the PSF code of conduct.

Creative Commons License
The Astropy Community Code of Conduct is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. We encourage other communities related to ours to use or adapt this code as they see fit.

Financial Support

Astropy is fiscally sponsored by NumFOCUS