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AstroGrid and the Virtual Observatory

  • Nicholas A. WaltonEmail author
  • Eduardo Gonzalez-Solares
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 791)

Abstract

This chapter gives a brief introduction to the Virtual Observatory (VO). It looks in some detail at the UK’s AstroGrid Virtual Observatory implementation, showing, via a range of science examples, how the “Virtual Observatory” can be of use to astronomers for a wide variety of data discovery and analysis tasks.

Keywords

Hubble Space Telescope Structure Query Language Virtual Observatory European Southern Observatory Structure Query Language Query 
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Acknowledgments

The authors would like to acknowledge the entire development and science team of the AstroGrid project who have been instrumental in creating the AstroGrid VO system.

The AstroGrid project is funded in the UK by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) with additional funding through its participation in the EU VOTECH, Euro-VO DCA (project RI031675) and AIDA (project RI2121104) activities.

The authors thank the organisers of the JETSET 5th School on High Performance Computing in Astrophysics, held at the Centre for Astronomy, National University of Ireland Galway, January 8–13 2008. This chapter amplifies the lecture and demonstration of the VO given at the School.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of AstronomyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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