​NumFOCUS is pleased to announce the addition of SunPy to our fiscally sponsored projects.

SunPy is a community-developed, free and open-source software library for solar physics based on Python. The aim of the SunPy project is to provide the software tools necessary so that anyone can analyze solar data. SunPy is written using the Python programming language and is build upon the scientific Python environment which includes the core packages NumPy (NF sponsored project) and SciPy (NF affiliated project). The development of SunPy is associated with that of AstroPy (NF sponsored project).

SunPy was founded on March 28, 2011 by a small group of scientists and developers at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Thanks to the generous support of the ESA Summer of Code and the Google Summer of Code as well as contributors from around the world, SunPy is now a global project.

SunPy is a living code base with many contributors. Anyone can and is welcome to get involved. The SunPy organization’s primary goal is to facilitate and promote the use and development of a community-led, free and open-source solar data-analysis software based on the scientific Python environment.

NumFOCUS is delighted to provide support and infrastructure to another open source scientific computing tool powering advances in scientific exploration and discovery.

To make a donation to support SunPy or any of NumFOCUS’ other projects, click here.