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.
- New Science Tutorial available: Multi-instrument, multi-wavelength study of high energy sources with the Virtual Observatory
- IVOA Newsletter September 2013. This biannual newsletter for astronomers is intended to highlight new capabilities of VO tools and technologies for doing astronomy research. It also lists recent papers, and upcoming events. This issue includes news for the ALMA VO Service for Data Cubes, SED analysis with Iris v2.0, Remote Telescope networks for schools, and more. See -- http://www.ivoa.net/newsletter/011/index.html
- Euro-VO CoSADIE project held its second Technology Forum in Strasbourg, September 2-4 2013 - Presentations available
- Euro-VO participated in the Astronet workshop "Astronomy Education & Public Outreach: the European perspective" (17-18 June 2013, Heidelberg, Germany) http://www.eso.org/public/events/special-evt/astronet2013.html
- CoSADIE Astronomical Data Centre Forum 2013 - Presentations available (June 2013)
Presentation slides from the CoSADIE European Data Centre Forum are now available here. This event, held at the Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany June 10-11, 2013, brought together VO engineers and data providers to foster an interchange of ideas and requirements. Data providers presented talks on their perspective, and the CoSADIE project presented key technologies and software to make data publishing in astronomy easier, more effective, more sustainable and more user-friendly.
- EURO-VO Web pages revised (June 2013)
Simplified and updated, the EURO-VO web pages are now hosted by the CDS. These pages provide an entry point to EURO-VO scientific, technical and community activities. Science software, Scientific VO Papers, and Scientific tutorial pages have been updated. The top menu links to current and past EURO-VO projects. The Helpdesk (maintained by ESAVO) and the EURO-VO mailing list are accessed in the left menu along with links to the VO registries and IVOA information.