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Summer School

AstroHackWeek is, in part, a summer school. The mornings will offer lectures and exercises covering essential skills for working effectively with large astronomical datasets. Past years have seen topics such as machine learning, Bayesian inference, frequentist statistics, databases, numerical Python, and visualization. Check out recorded lectures from previous years.

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Unconference & Hackathon

AstroHackWeek is also an unconference and hackathon. The afternoon every day is entirely unstructured, and offers opportunities for collaborative research, breakout sessions on special topics, and application of the concepts covered during the morning sessions. Come with a project in mind, join someone else's or apply a new skill to an old problem.

(Past) Lecturers

Below is a subset of tutorial lecturers from our previous conferences.
To get an idea of the content, you can check out the recorded lectures from 2015 and 2016 or the lecture materials on GitHub (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018).
The 2022 tutorial line-up will be partly based on participant input and will be announced in late June. We anticipate a similar set of high-profile speakers for AstroHackWeek 2022.
Stay tuned for details!

Code of Conduct

During Astro Hack Week, we require participants to follow the code of conduct for the workshop which can be found on our code of conduct page. If you have any questions about the workshop, you can reach the organizing committee at astrohackweek@gmail.com.


This year's event is being organized by


Dear colleagues,

Following a challenging two years, we plan to bring back Astro Hack Week in October 2022. We are excited to welcome you to the Haus der Astronomie (HdA) and the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg, Germany for an inclusive, accessible and fun event.

Applications for Astro Hack Week 2022 are now open! Please submit your application by midnight AoE on Friday, June 3rd, 2022 to receive full consideration. Selected participants will be notified by early July.

While travel is now possible, there are still many restrictions which are continuously changing and many may still prefer to avoid travel. For these reasons, the 2022 Astro Hack Week will be an in-person conference with the option for remote participation.

For those who wish to attend in person, here is a brief summary of current travel restrictions. Entry to Germany is limited to nationals from EU member states, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland as well as those vaccinated with vaccines approved in Germany. Exceptions are possible for researchers and scientists but we recommend checking with your local German embassy to confirm if these apply to you. Travelers are obligated to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test and proof of vaccination or recovery upon entering the country. Additionally, MPIA and HdA are now operating under 2G rules whereby only vaccinated (with a Germany-approved vaccine) or recovered individuals are allowed on the premises. We will continue to update this infomation but restrictions may change quickly. Please check with a German embassy for the most up-to-date information as well as specific restrictions and visa requirements based on your location and citizenship.

Email us if you have any questions or concerns.

We hope to see you in Heidelberg in October!


The 2022 Astro Hack Week organizing committee