Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik
Virtual Observatory Discussion
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Joint Discussion "Virtual Observatory"
Date and Place:
JD-2 (Virtual Observatory): September 13, 14:00 - 17:00
The next generation astronomy digital archives will cover most of the
sky at high resolution and at all wavelengths, from Gamma-rays to radio.
The ever-increasing amount of high-quality scientific data stored in
such astronomical archives is becoming a `source' that can be utilised by
research teams in an equivalent fashion to observing with a `physical'
telescope at a ground or space-based observatory.
Community-wide access to such data -- appropriately documented and archived -
- is obviously desirable. A connected and
interoperating set of astronomical archives can be considered as
an `Astrophysical Virtual Observatory' in which the `telescope' is
represented by the network of archives, whilst the
`instrument' is the suite of software tools to query and analyse the
data. Within such a construct, it will be possible to perform, for instance,
`virtual surveys' of the real sky.
Why do we need a virtual observatory?
Virtual Observatory activities in Europe, JAPAN, and USA
Oral and Poster Contributions
The following papers have been accepted as poster presentations:
Oleg V. Verkhodanov et al.: Organizing of virtual mini observatory
Natalia V. Verkhodanova et al.: System to study evolution of radio galaxies
Simon Jeffery: Automated Spectral Analysis, the Virtual Observatory and Computational Grids
Trushkin S.A. et al.: The astronomical database CATS -- a real step to virtual radio observatory
Ignatiev M. B. et al.: Astronomical education in St-Petersburg State University of aerospace
Peter Kroll: How can the DIVA database join the Virtual Observatory?
Thomas G. Mueller: Solar System Object Extraction for Virtual Observatories as an example
Nausicaa Delmotte: Cross-identification of Dense Stellar Catalogues towards the Magellanic Clouds
Please check this page for updates, e.g. selected talks and poster contributions.
email: wvoges @ mpe . mpg . de (Organizing Committee)