Astronomical Heritage Finder


In collaboration
with the

International Astronomical Union


The following technologies help power The Portal To The Heritage of Astronomy:


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To extend the core functionallity of Joomla! we use a set of extensions.

  • Our discussion forum is powered by Kunena
  • Our events calender is powered by JCal Pro
  • Our image gallery is powered by PhocaGallery


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MySQL is an open-source, community-driven SQL database server.


The website is running on a couple of load balanced servers running latest versions of Apache and mod_python.

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