Education and Public Outreach

All-Sky Visualization

There are a couple of interactive webpages that help visualize the sky at the frequencies that LWA1 observes at. These pages can be found at:

Additional information about the data and visualization process can be found on this page.


Example display from


This Python script generates a GUI showing the latest LWATV image and runs on Linux, OS X, and the Raspberry Pi. The GUI consists of four parts:

  1. The latest LWATV image (or where the beams are pointed if LASI isn't running),
  2. a picture of the LWA1 site with the VLA in the background,
  3. an optional pre-recorded LWATV movie for previous days, and
  4. a text description describing what sources are in the images and movies.

The software is now hosted at

LWA Status Script

Example display from


This Python script uses a BlinkStick to provide a visual indicator of what an LWA station is doing. It runs on Linux and OS X, and displays the:

  • Overall station status
  • Data recorder operations
  • Whether or not LASI is running/updating LWATV

The software is now hosted at

Additional Information

For additional information about any of the software described on this page please e-mail:

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