Using Our Data

SkyServer is brought to you by:
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is a joint project of The University of Chicago, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, The Institute for Advanced Study, The Japan Participation Group, The Johns Hopkins University, The Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), The Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics (MPA), New Mexico State University, Princeton University, The United States Naval Observatory, The University of Washington, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and The University of Pittsburgh. Apache Point Observatory, site of the SDSS telescopes, is operated by the Astrophysical Research Consortium (ARC).

Funding for the project has been provided by the The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the SDSS member institutions, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, The National Science Foundation, The U.S. Department of Energy, The Japanese Monbukagakusho and The Max Planck Society.

The SDSS Data Releases are the product of efforts by many individuals supported by many institutions. The Johns Hopkins University has had a lead role in the design and implementation of the SDSS database and the associated query tools. The Space Telescope Science Institute has developed some of the web interfaces, coordinated the assembly of user documentation for the Early Data Release. Fermilab has provided key support for the data servers, system testing, and project management.

The Microsoft Bay Area Research Center helped develop the SkyServer and its interface, and Microsoft Research has contributed computing hardware and software for the SkyServer.

The following is an incomplete list of the individuals who have contributed to the SkyServer.
Development: Tom Barclay, Bill Boroski, Karen Brown, Tamas Budavari, Sam Carliles, Roy Gal, Jim Gray, Vivek Haridas, Sebastian Jester, Steve Kent, Peter Kunszt, Rich Kron, Steve Landy, Blair Lanier, Nolan Li, Tanu Malik, Maria Nieto-Santisteban, Tim Olson, Wil O'Mullane, Adrian Pope, Jordan Raddick, Asta Roseway, Robert Sparks, Chris Stoughton, Mark SubbaRao, Don Slutz, Alex Szalay, Tamas Szalay, Ani Thakar, Jan Vandenberg, Curtis Wong, Wei Zheng.
Translation: Sadanori Okamura, Naoki Yasuda, Matthias Bartelmann
Testing: Rosa Gonzalez, Kausar Yasmin, Karl Glazebrook, Robert Lupton

SkyServer has partnered with science museums around the country to promote astronomy and astronomy education. Our partner museums are: Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Lederman Science Center at Fermilab, The Maryland Science Center, Port Discovery - The Kid-Powered Museum.