The Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO) is part of a worldwide effort called the Virtual Observatory (VO) that aims to link astronomy data and services.
A summary of Virtual Observatory news for the US astronomical research community. Supported and compiled by the US Virtual Astronomical Observatory.
Find, plot, and fit spectral energy distributions (SEDs) with this desktop application.
Perform fast positional cross-matches between an input table of up to 1 million sources and common astronomical source catalogs.
The project designed to manage and analyze the almost 250 terabytes of data that the Atacama Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) will generate each year has joined the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA), becoming a key initiative in Chile’s contribution to astroinformatics around the world.
This astroinformatics initiative, which is now completing its first year of execution, is sponsored by REUNA and ALMA with participating academics from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Universidad de Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad de Santiago and Universidad de Concepción. ”The astronomy community will have tools that facilitate consultations of the data in the Virtual Observatory and extraction of relevant information for research,” said Jorge Ibsen, ALMA’s Computing Department Director and member of the project’s Board.