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Institute of Astronomy


Computing at the IoA

The Institute supports the Linux platforms for scientific computing

Microsoft Windows is supported for departmental administration.

Further details of services can be found on the departmental Intranet

The IoA network, computer systems and software are managed by the Computing Group:

  • Graham Bell
  • Sue Cowell
  • Neil Millar
  • Cormac O'Connell
  • Rafikul Islam
  • Lewis Murch

For information on computing services provided by UIS, such as Exchange Online email, see To find out if there is a known issue with a UIS-provided service, see the 'traffic lights' at and check for notifications on the UIS Twitter feed.