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Gentoo Astronomy Project
Description The Astronomy Project handles astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology related activities in Gentoo.
IRC Channel #gentoo-science
Lead(s) none
No lead election date set
(and inherited members)
Parent Project Gentoo Science Project
Project listing


The Gentoo Astronomy project maintains the following herds:

Herd Members Description
sci-astronomy bicatali, bircoph, xarthisius All astronomy related packages


  • Bugs for the Astronomy project.
  • Packages we maintain with possible updates.

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.