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  • New Keck Observatory Archive API The Keck Observatory Archive (KOA) has released a program-friendly interface to access public images acquired with all Keck instruments equipped with an imaging mode. The interface is compliant with the IVOA draft standard Simple Image Access Protocol ...
  • Time Series Search Tool Decommissioned The VAO Time Series Search Tool has been decommissioned. Its functionality is available in the NASA Exoplanet Archive. Please visit this archive if you wish to search for time series data sets....
  • VAO Closeout Repository As previously reported here, funding for the VAO project will discontinue on October 1, 2014. The project closeout plan included a directive from NSF and NASA to make code and digital assets available to the community. All of these assets are available...
  • VAO Software Release: Data Discovery Tool (version 1.7) The VAO has released a new version of the Data Discovery Tool (v1.7) on August 25, 2014. With this tool you can find datasets from thousands of astronomical collections known to the VO and over wide areas of the sky. This includes thousa...
  • Summary Report of the VAO Close­‐Out Review 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 ...
  • Montage BSD 3-Clause License   The Montage Image Mosaic Engine has been released under a a BSD 3-Clause License, which permits unlimited redistribution of Montage code for any purpose as long as its copyright notices and the license's disclaimers of warranty are included....
  • IVOA Newsletter 012 - May 2014 The May 2014 issue of the IVOA Newsletter is now available at http://ivoa.net/newsletter/012/. This biannual newsletter for astronomers is intended to highlight new capabilities of VO tools and technologies for doing astronomy research. It also lists r...
  • VO Client Release - Access the VO from Your Desktop The US Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO) has released VOClient - a software package that enables direct access to services in the VO from a Unix terminal or scripting environment. The VOClient command-line tools allow you to discover ar...
  • Aladin v8 The Strasbourg Astronomical Data Center has announced an update to the interactive software sky atlas, Aladin (version 8). Aladin version 8 improvements mainly address global all sky features: Hierarchical Progressive Survey tools (HiPS) and Multi-Orde...
  • Comet VOEvent Implementation Update 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 ...