The European Virtual Observatory EURO-VO


The Virtual Observatory is an international astronomical community-based initiative. It aims to allow global electronic access to the available astronomical data archives of space and ground-based observatories and other sky survey databases. EURO-VO aims at deploying an operational VO in Europe. It supports the utilization of VO tools and services by the scientific community, technology take-up and VO compliant resource provision, and building of the technical infrastructure. 

The left menu provides links to information relevant to Scientists, Data Centres, Software Developers and Educators



  • The next IVOA interop wil be held in Sydney from 3rd to 8th of May 2020.
  • The first ESCAPE Tech Forum ran in Strasbourg, slides can be found here.
  • The September 2019 IVOA Newsletter is now available.
  • The ESCAPE project has a new webpage with lots of information for astronomers and data providers. ESCAPE is also very active on Twitter.