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DESI High: School of the Dark Universe

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🇲🇽 ¡Hola! Para nuestros amigos de habla hispana, querrá consultar README 🇪🇸

Welcome to DESI High! 🎒 You've found introductory notebooks to the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) for high schoolers, kindly hosted by Binder. Here you can join us and run your own experiments with hot-off-the-telescope DESI data 🔭 For a great introduction to the DESI project, start with this video, try our website and sign up to our Twitter feed!

If you're new to python 🐍, don't worry! You'll pick it up quickly. You can try this book to get started and be sure to keep our cheatsheets directory close by to provide some handy summaries of the basics.

Everything here is written in Jupyter notebooks, which makes all things easy when it comes python and data science. You can read all about them here.

If you get stuck with a python question, be like the pros and try! 💭 If you have a science question, leave us a message and we'll be happy to help answer them. But remember, all staff and students at DESI High abide by the Code of Conduct 📜.

When you're done, don't forget to get some extra credit by leaving us with what you liked . You can show even more support by donating a few 💵 to our support programs for the underprivileged, but make sure to convince your parents first!

🚨 We're almost ready to go. You'll first see a loading page, after which you'll want Intro.ipynb and then DESI.ipynb. By that stage you'll be a pro and can try the rest - SnowWhiteDwarf is one of our favourites. Ok, wait for it, GO! 🚨

❤️ what you see? Find out about watching repositories and you'll get an update when we add new experiments. If you've created your own, we'd love to see them! Try "your first commit", or just tell us all about it.

🐳 For budding developers, we support Docker, Travis CI and Anaconda Cloud ☁️.

🎓 If you've studied all there is to know, it may be time to take The Test and graduate from DESI High!

🏫 Have a classroom full of students potentially interested in DESI High? We have an elite team of scientists from across the globe ready to get things started for you! Meet one of our existing partner schools 🌍.

💻 Know someone who would love this but doesn't have access? Ask about our paper Binder and loaner laptop (for the Bay Area) programs.


An introduction to DESI & Dark Energy for high schoolers with hot-off-the-telescope data! 🔭



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