Using Syzygy

The syzygy service is a set of computational tools made available through a partnership of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Science (, Compute Canada ( and Cybera (

Syzygy is pronounced like the start of “Sizzle” – sizz eh gee. It means the alignment of three or more celestial objects. In this book, it represents the alignment of text, math, and code in a convenient tool called a Jupyter notebook.

syzygy-image (Image credit: European Southern Observatory)

This eBook is a brief introduction on how to use these computing tools.

Code samples for the book can be launched on Binder. Click here:

If you have a Jupyter server (such as you may clone a github repository of all the code in this book using this command from your Unix/bash shell:

git clone

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