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Astronomy Project
Description The Astronomy Project handles astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology related activities in Gentoo.
Project email
Packages p.g.o/

IRC channel #gentoo-science (webchat)
Lead(s) none
No lead election date set
(and inherited member(s))
Parent Project Science Project
Project listing


  • Bugs for the Astronomy project.

We use the same overlay, and mailing list as the Science project. Take a look on how to contribute.

Working notes

Here is of popular astronomy software suites and packages we would like to see maintained in Gentoo. Contact us if you would like to work on them.

  • IRAF: turn into non-interactive, create shared libraries, eclass for subpackages.
  • ESO-MIDAS: turn into non-interactive, install data, and subpackages.
  • Starlink: unbundle libraries, possibly package split.
  • CASA: unbundle libraries (some of them already in Gentoo).


There are currently no staffing needs posted for this project.