A content management system for astronomy and astrophysics

AstroNomical Information System is a web generic tool aimed at facilitating and homogenizing the implementation of astronomical data of various kinds and catalogues in dedicated Information Systems.

ANIS provides high level services like : search, extract and display imaging and spectroscopic data using a combination of criteria, an object list or a cone search interfaces, as well as download of catalogues and complete datasets.

With ANIS, the CeSAM offers web access to VO compliant Information Systems for different massive surveys (VVDS, HeDAM, ExoDat, VUDS, HST- COSMOS, …), including ancillary data that are cross-matched before ingestion.

Current Version

ANIS is currently in version 3.13.0


You can access the source code directly on our gitlab : Respository


API Server

A PHP REST server for querying metadata database and scientific databases

 Web client

A Single Page Application made with Angular / TypeScript, HTML & CSS

Web admin

An interface for configuring projects in the same way as a CMS

 Web services

Astronomical image fits-cut, spectrum display, export archive, …

Technical solution

About this software

ANIS has been developed by Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille to meet the needs of the various scientific missions in which it is engaged.


ANIS is governed by the CeCILL license (Version 2.1 dated 2013-06-21) under French law and abiding by the rules of distribution of free software. You can use, modify and/or redistribute the software under the terms of the CeCILL license as circulated by CEA, CNRS and INRIA at the following URL https://cecill.info.

Project using ANIS