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


Joomla is the world’ s most popular open source CMS (content management system). With 3.3 percent of the Web running on Joomla, the software is used by individuals, small & medium-sized businesses, and large organizations worldwide to easily create & build a variety of websites & web-enabled applications.


PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.


MariaDB is an open-source, community-driven SQL database server, forked from the well known MySQL database server


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

Tag cloud

The Astronomical Heritage tag cloud uses the service - is an online word art creator that enables you to create amazing and unique word art with ease. Professional quality results can be achieved in no time at all, even for users with no prior knowledge of graphic design.

Custom developed features

Most of the portal's features (such as the Heritage Finder, Places connected to the Sky, case study editing/publishing, etc.) are custom developments by Schultz IT Solutions