The California Planet Search group has just finished a great week on Oahu! Starting on Tuesday, we gathered at the Institute for Astronomy to start building new database for our radial velocity observations. Over the course of three full days, we worked in teams to design a database structure, populate it with RV observations, and generate visualizations of our work. Many of us had never worked with Django before, or on a multi-branch Github project, yet by the end of the week we had created a working database, with valuable contributions from everyone on our team.
Outside of the IfA, we enjoyed beautiful scenery, social time with our friends at U-Hawaii, and good poke. Thanks to everyone in CPS who worked on this project, and to our collaborators at the IfA who made us feel welcome. Looking forward to the next meeting!