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Server Crash and New Galaxies
Gday All,

As lots of you noticed, we had a fairly major crash over the weekend. The AWS hardware that the POGS server sits on had a complete failure and a we had to kill and rebuild the whole server.

Fortunately with the magic of AWS and a fairly conservative backup scheme this only caused moderate cursing from theSkyNet team.

This also coincided with a whole swathe of new galaxies for you to crunch. With these new galaxies we're also looking at radial flux, which I'm told adds another dimension to the data we're gathering :)

Also anyone that was still using the old master URL:
Will need to switch over the new and shiny master url:

As always thanks so much to everyone for stick through with us during the down times, we truly value all our amazing volunteers.

28 Aug 2015, 1:21:13 UTC · Comment

New area types and galaxies
50 new galaxies are going out for processing today containing two new types of areas: integrated flux areas and radial areas.
More galaxies with these new area types will be on the way soon!
21 Aug 2015, 3:05:31 UTC · Comment

Run out of Galaxies
We've run out of galaxies to process at the moment. More are on the way. 21 Jul 2015, 0:06:17 UTC · Comment

Debugging Size Classes Take II
Just a quick heads up - David Anderson (the guy who wrote most of the BOINC server) from Berkeley is currently having another crack at debugging the size class problem we have. 7 Jul 2015, 3:35:27 UTC · Comment

Help name exoplanets!
Hi theSkyNet POGS volunteers,
The International Astronomical Union is allowing astronomical organisations (like theSkyNet) to submit potential names for 20 exoplanet systems outside our Solar System.

We get to submit a name, and we'd like your help to choose it.

If you get suggesting with names (that follow the IAU rules, see below) on June 10th we'll compile all the suggestions and take a vote for what name to submit to the IAU on June 15th!

Put your suggestions in replies on this thread on the message boards. Don't forget to tell us which system your name suggestion is for, see the list linked below (and if you've got a reason why you think the name is good, then add that in too!)

The Rules

The name must be 16 characters or less in length, preferably one word, pronounceable, non-offensive and not too similar to an existing name of an astronomical object (you can check your suggested name at Sesame Service ( or the Minor Planet Centre (

The names must not include names of pet animals, names of a purely or principally commercial nature, names of individuals, places or events principally known for political, military or religious activities, names of living individuals or names protected by trademarks or other forms of intellectual property.

More details on the rules are on the IAU website:

So is a list of the 20 exoplanet systems that are up for naming:

Happy suggesting! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
2 Jun 2015, 7:19:29 UTC · Comment

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