GAVO is also present at all meetings of the Astronomische Gesellschaft (AG); with a booth informing the participants about the VO in general and GAVO's work in particular. Since the 2008 joint AG-JENAM meeting we regularly organize splinter meetings on topics related to the Virtual Observatory and e-science. If you need support regarding research or publishing data in the VO feel free to contact us and we can arrange for an informal get-together.
Previous AG Meetings
In Bochum, we had a splinter meeting over four slots (Program). Of course, we had a puzzler again, and we gave hints on how to solve it during the coffee breaks on Wednesday and Thursday; you will find them at the top of our solution .
At the AG Meeting in Kiel we had a splinter meeting with several talks covering the range of e-science in astronomy (Program).
2015's puzzler was about getting a cosy blanket which went to a smart winner from Potsdam. In case you get stuck with this one (people reported it to be rather tought), here are three of our solutions.
We offered a VO-tool tutorial session to introduce use VO tool use cases to the community.
Splinter meeting: Program and Slides
In Bamberg, our booth was a bit off the beaten track, but we had ample space for our tutorials:
A new feature of our AG contribution was the puzzler. Participants entered a raffle for a real astronomy pillow. Here's the lucky winner as she receives the prize:
In case you tried your hand on the puzzler, here are our proposed solutions.
In Bamberg we also had a splinter meeting again, with a program ranging from handling ancient photo plates to modern software tools to tomorrow's data analysis techniques: Program.
Splinter meeting: Program
At our booth we handed out ADQLReference cards, all fancy and laminated. This is what our booth looked like:
In Heidelberg, we also offered short courses on various VO techniques: Website for the short courses
Our booth: (it seems we completely forgot about documenting our presence).
Our booth in Bonn:
In Potsdam, Alex Szalay gave a VO-oriented plenary talk arguing on "Science with Petabytes".
Our booth in Potsdam:
Vienna 2008 (with JENAM)
At JENAM 2008, we shared a booth with the EuroVO, and we had a special trick to distribute our flyers:
This was the first AG meeting with a GAVO contribution. In Würzburg, we only had a booth: