OpenStars project

Pedagogical star modeling using Web technology.

Astronomy students everywhere: Win big!! :-)

Feb 2017: Come up with a better name and win a chance to get your name in the code and on the OpenStars page:
The name GrayStar is not longer appropriate - the code is no longer "gray" in any sense. Send me a suggestion for a better name that captures the spirit of the project and is catchy and I'll put your name in the code and on this page as the namer.

ishort "at" ap.smu.ca

Client-side modeling of the atmosphere, direct observables, and more with a browser-based user interface:

Run grayStar 4 (no longer "gray")

ascl:1701.008

Server-side approximate atmospheric modeling and spectrum synthesis with the GrayStar4 client-side user-interface:

Run grayStar Server (no longer "gray")

ascl:1701.009

Server-side approximate atmospheric modeling and SQL database-driven spectrum synthesis with the GrayStar4 client-side user-interface:
Allows for spectrum synthesis experiments with highly specified subsets of lines

Run grayStar Server DB (no longer "gray")

Model the interior structure (experimental):

Run polyStar

Mission and vision statements
Collaboration and supervision opportunities in astrophysics, web development, and pedagogy:

Instructive GrayStar & GrayStarServer animated gifs

OpenStars blog for users, developers, ...
'Like' grayStar
OpenStars YouTube video series models lesson plans and has suggested student activities based on GS and pedagogical animations made with GS
GrayStarServer on GitHub
- there are always open Issues
GrayStar4 & polyStar on GitHub - there are always open Issues

Download your own installation:

GrayStar4 tarball: GrayStar4.tar.gz

GrayStarServer tarball: GrayStarServer.tar.gz
The byte version of the line list needed by GrayStarServer: gsLineListBytes.dat - GSS expects to find this in ./InputData
The Java package for preparing your own custom byte-file line list for GrayStarServer from your own ascii line list in NIST Atomic Spectral Database format:
LineListServer tarball: LineListServer.tar.gz

Combined polyStar stellar interior structure modeling JavaFX and JavaScript source tarball: polyStar.tar.gz

References
Friends of OpenStars