VO Day @ Boston


Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 2:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Web Site: http://www.usvao.org/voday@boston/  (go there to register, as that's required!)

Abstract: 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
  • 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 register below. The tutorials will be structured to permit the audience to follow along with their laptops; wireless access and power will be provided. Please indicate the operating system of the laptop you will be bringing in your registration.

See also: VAO, Outreach