VO Workshops in Boston and Los Angeles

There are two opportunities to see demonstrations and tutorials of new tools and services for data-intensive astronomy in upcoming months:

“Tools for Data-Intensive Astronomy”

  • VO Community Day in Boston
    Wednesday November 30, 2011
    2:30pm – 5:00pm
    Location: Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA
  • VO Community Day in Los Angeles
    Wednesday December 7, 2011
    9:00AM – 12:00PM
    Location: Hameetman Auditorium, Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology

The Virtual Observatory (VO) is realizing global electronic integration of astronomy data, tools, and services for use by individuals around the world. This new environment of interoperability will facilitate astronomy research with a speed, efficiency, and effectiveness not previously possible, and it will be available to all researchers, independent of their affiliation or access to observing facilities.

During these “VO Days”, aimed at research astronomers, VO experts from the US Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO) – one of many VO projects worldwide – will demonstrate new tools and services for data-intensive astronomy in the context of a range of science use cases and tutorials. These use cases and tutorials, based on recent results from the literature and on-going missions.

These workshops are organized and sponsored by the VAO. The workshop is open to anyone interested, and there is no registration fee. Registration, however, is required. Please visit the information websites for registration and further information, including maps & directions.

VAODay@Boston: http://usvao-web.ipac.caltech.edu/voday@boston
VAODay@LA: http://usvao-web.ipac.caltech.edu/voday@la

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