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Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen

Postal address:

    P.O. Box 800
    NL-9700 AV Groningen
    The Netherlands

Mail Edwin A.Valentijn

The Second Information Universe Conference

July 3 - 6 2018, Groningen, The Netherlands

OmegaCEN is the expertise center for data-intensive astronomy and astronomical information technology at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute at the University of Groningen. The center designs, builds and operates advanced survey data handling systems for astronomical instruments, such as ESO's Euclid space mission, the MICADO near-infrared imager for ESO's Extremely Large Telescope, the MUSE integral field spectrograph at ESO's Very Large Telescope and the OmegaCAM wide-field imager at the VLT Survey Telesope (VST).

OmegaCEN started as an initiative of the research school NOVA and continues to support NOVA's instrumentation programme. In addition to the support by the Nederlandse Onderzoekschool voor Astronomie (NOVA), OmegaCEN receives support from the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute and the University of Groningen.

OmegaCEN executes the following projects:

Past projects:

Currently fifteen scientists and scientific programmers are working at the datacenter: OmegaCEN Staff directory

This is the OmegaCEN staff in January of 2017

Here is the OmegaCEN Tri-Annual Report 2013-2015.

OmegaCEN hardware is characterized by full scalability; scalable parallel processing, scalable Tbyte direct access, and scalable Oracle Real Application Cluster.

OmegaCEN presentations and articles:

Public repositories:

Further information can be found on the following webportals: