Tag Archives: Virtual Observatory

VO Interfaces at the CSIRO ASKAP Science Data Archive (CASDA).

This week, I am reporting on a presentation I heard by James Dempsey of CSIRO at the IVOA meeting in Sydney, November 2015. You can download the presentation at the meeting site here. ASKAP is the Australian SKA Pathfinder, a … Continue reading

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The Theoretical Astrophysical Observatory: Cloud-Based Mock Galaxy Catalogues

Bernyk et al. (2014) (MNRAS 2014 on press; astro-ph preprint here) have described a much needed on-line service that I am sure many astronomers will welcome, the Theoretical Astrophysical Observatory (TAO), described as an “on-line an online virtual laboratory that houses … Continue reading

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Cosmology, Computers and the VisIVO package.

We all know how massively parallel programming is assuming ever greater importance in astronomy. This week, I  describe the Visual Interface for the Virtual Observatory (VisIVO) package and describe how it was used to visualize the results of a cosmological … Continue reading

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Accessing Multi-Dimensional Images and Data Cubes In the Virtual Observatory

New instruments and missions are routinely producing multi-dimensional datasets, such as Doppler velocity cubes and time-resolved movies. Observatories such as ALMA and new integral field spectrographs on ground-based telescopes are generating data cubes , and future missions such as LSST … Continue reading

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The Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO) at the 221st AAS Meeting

The VAO is funded to provide a computational infrastructure for virtual astronomy.  When complete, it will enable astronomers to discover and access data in archives worldwide, allow them to share and publish datasets, and support analysis of data through an … Continue reading

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The VAO Community Day in Tucson

The Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO) held its latest community day in Tucson, AZ, on March 13, attended by nearly 50 members of the Tucson astronomical community. These community days are an important part of our professional outreach: we go on … Continue reading

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