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.
Version 1.1.0 of Comet has been released. Comet is a Python implementation of the IVOA VOEvent Transport Protocol. Comet is capable of receiving events either by subscribing to one or more remote brokers or by direct connection from authors, and can then both process those events locally and forward them to its own subscribers. Comet also provides a tool for publishing VOEvents to a remote broker.
Comet, developed by John Swinbank as part of the LOFAR Transients Key Project, is available for download from http://comet.transientskp.org/