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Title: Data Management at the UKIRT and JCMT

Authors: Tim Jenness And Frossie Economou

Institute/Affiliation: Joint Astronomy Centre

Abstract Type: talk

Abstract Information:

For more than a decade the Joint Astronomy Centre has been developing software tools to simplify observing and make it possible to use the telescopes in many different operational modes. In order to support remote operations the data handling systems need to be in place to allow observation preparation, flexible queue scheduling, data quality pipelines and science archives all to be connected in a data-driven environment. We discuss the history of these developments at UKIRT and JCMT and how the decision to combine software development at both telescopes led each to get features that they could not have justified if they were treated independently.