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Exoplanet exploration for the classroom
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Kepler Explorer

The challenge

This is a solution to the Open Data Challenge -- Kepler:

The challenge is to help NASA either a) make Kepler data more accessible or b) create something amazing with it. It could be an app that better visualizes the data, an interface that presents the data in a new way, an infographic that helps understand the data in a new way, or more.

The solution

A webapp designed for classroom use to allow children and teachers to explore all the exoplanets that we know about.

The project is written in the Python framework Django.

Getting started

Setup virtualenv and install requirements:

virtualenv --no-site-packages .
source bin/activate
pip install -r dev_requirements.txt

Create kepler/ and set any personal preferences:

cp kepler/ kepler/

Create the initial database:

python syncdb

Import data

curl -O
python celestial_import exoplanets.csv

Run the development server:

python runserver

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