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.
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The goal of the VAO Close-Out Review was to assess the status of all technical deliverables of the project, understand the curation of project assets and their transfer to the NASA data centers and other organizations, and to review the overall budgetary status and fiduciary responsibilities of the VAO, LLC.
The review encompassed the VAO project from its inception in May 2010 to the close-out of technical work on September 30, 2014, and was held in Pasadena, California on July 10-11, 2014.
Summary Report, VAO Closeout Review: PDF