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== Detailed Description ==
== Detailed Description ==

Revision as of 14:05, 26 June 2015

Astronomy Spin


A Fedora Spin providing a complete toolchain for both amateur and professional astronomers.


Current status

Detailed Description

In both amateur and professional astronomy and astrophysics Linux is a very popular operating system. More and more data analysis is performed using Python, especially the astropy project is a quite new effort providing a professional toolchain. The Astronomy Spin provides a complete scientific Python environment (2 and 3) as well as the AstrOmatic software. For observational astronomy, KStars provides a complete solution for astrophotography using the INDI library. In addition to an astronomical collection of packages the spin also adds a menu for astronomy to make work more comfortable.

Benefit to Fedora

At the moment, there is no such distribution which offers a set of professional open-source tools for astronomers and astrophysicists and Fedora is very popular in astronomers' environment (that it is strongly linux-based).


  • Proposal owners:
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: Add spin to spin-kickstarts, ensure spin has been tested, and release with rest of spins
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

Test booting and usage of live media, installation from live medium, and resulting installed system.

User Experience

Users will have a new option for trying and installing Fedora. Astronomers will get a ready-to-work installation.


  • Fedora KDE Spin
  • Trademark approval from Fedora Council is required.

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks product? N/A


Release Notes