VO Community Day in Tucson, AZ

Please join us for our VO Community Day at Steward Observatory!

Tools for Data-Intensive Astronomy
a VO Community Day at the Steward Observatory/University of Arizona

Tuesday March 13, 2012
9:00AM – 11:50AM
Location: Steward Observatory Lecture Hall (N210) – University of Arizona.

The Virtual Observatory (VO) is realizing global electronic integration of astronomy data, tools, and services for use by individuals around the world. This new environment of interoperability will facilitate astronomy research with a speed, efficiency, and effectiveness not previously possible, and it will be available to all researchers, independent of their affiliation or access to observing facilities.

During this “VO Day”, aimed at research astronomers, VO experts from the Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO) – one of many VO projects worldwide – will demonstrate new tools and services for data-intensive astronomy in the context of a range of science use cases and tutorials. These use cases and tutorials, based on recent results from the literature and on-going missions, will include:

* constructing and modeling spectral energy distributions
* cross-matching objects from diverse catalogs
* exploration of time series data
* image analysis tools
* advanced discovery tools for images, tables, and literature.

This workshop is organized and sponsored by the US Virtual Astronomical Observatory. The workshop is open to anyone interested, and there is no registration fee. Registration, however, is required. Please visit


for registration and further information, including maps & directions.

There is also a printable poster for this workshop: http://www.usvao.org/voday@tucson/VODay@Tucson.pdf. We would be grateful if you would print and post it in your department. Thank you, and hope to see you on March 13.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Betty Stobie
(520) 318-8390

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