VO Day at ZAH Heidelberg, October 11, 2010
The Virtual Observatory (VO) is opening up new ways of exploiting the huge amount of data provided by the ever-growing number of ground-based and space facilities, as well as by computer simulations. The goals of the Virtual Observatory are to
- allow or improve access to astronomical data of all kinds (astrometry, photometry, spectroscopy, time series,...), from everywhere, in well-defined protocols,
- let astronomers easily discover, access and use data relevant to them,
- ensure that data does not simply disappear, that it is properly described and can be accessed and understood in the future,
- provide software to help astronomers to use all this.
The VO Day is intended to help you tap into the power of the Virtual Observatory. The one-day hands-on workshop will acquaint you with the tools and the structure of the VO.
The VO Day is intended for staff, postdocs, grad students and master students. If you want to participate please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org until October 4, 2010
The VO Day will take place on October 11, 2010 at Room 105, Universitätsrechenzentrum Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 293
- 10:00 - 10:45 Introductory talks
- 10:45 - 12:15 Use Case: A study of NGC1068 using TOPCAT for data retrieval
- 12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
- 13:30 - 14:30 Use Case: Confirmation of a Supernova candidate
- 14:30 - 16:45 Use Case: Search for ULX sources and X-ray binaries in nearby galaxies (in between: Coffee Break)
- 16:45 - 17:15 Feedback
If you want to use your own laptop, please make sure the following software is installed and works properly:
The workshop will be led by Evanthia Hatziminaoglou (EURO-VO Facility Centre Astronomer, ESO-Garching).
For additional questions please contact email@example.com