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The Virtual Astronomical Observatory: Re-engineering Access to Astronomical Data [article]

R. J. Hanisch, S. Emery Bunn IPAC, CIT, currently at NIST)
2015 arXiv   pre-print
The concept of the VO is to provide the means by which an astronomer is able to discover, access, and process data seamlessly, regardless of its physical location.  ...  Virtual Astronomical Observatory was a software infrastructure and development project designed both to begin the establishment of an operational Virtual Observatory (VO) and to provide the U.S. coordination  ...  Archives into the Virtual Astronomical Observatory" (PI: M.  ... 
arXiv:1504.02133v1 fatcat:inkz5mfbj5bunom5o2vhlkkf2u

The Virtual Astronomical Observatory: Re-engineering access to astronomical data

R.J. Hanisch, G.B. Berriman, T.J.W. Lazio, S. Emery Bunn, J. Evans, T.A. McGlynn, R. Plante
2015 Astronomy and Computing  
The concept of the VO is to provide the means by which an astronomer is able to discover, access, and process data seamlessly, regardless of its physical location.  ...  Virtual Astronomical Observatory was a software infrastructure and development project designed both to begin the establishment of an operational Virtual Observatory (VO) and to provide the U.S. coordination  ...  Archives into the Virtual Astronomical Observatory" (PI: M.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ascom.2015.03.007 fatcat:n2ljhq4vlnes7mfsbmbzywcnoy

The role in the Virtual Astronomical Observatory in the era of massive data sets [article]

G. Bruce Berriman, Robert J. Hanisch, T. Joseph W. Lazio
2012 arXiv   pre-print
VO project, the Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO), is development of services and protocols that respond to the growing size and complexity of astronomy data sets.  ...  The Virtual Observatory (VO) is realizing global electronic integration of astronomy data. One of the long-term goals of the U.S.  ...  The Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO; http://usvao.org) anticipates playing a major role in this community wide endeavor.  ... 
arXiv:1206.4076v1 fatcat:evle22parfb57jxd6gukb3fkdi

ASTRONOMICAL IMAGES AND DATA MINING IN THE INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL OBSERVATORY CONTEXT

F. PASIAN, M. BRESCIA, G. LONGO
2011 Science: Image in Action  
The DAME project, run jointly by the Department of Physics of the University "Federico II", INAF Astronomical Observatory of Napoli, and the California Institute of Technology, is financed through grants  ...  from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European FP7 EuroVO projects and by the USA-National Science Foundation.  ...  The Virtual Observatory: definitions The Virtual Observatory (VObs) is an innovative, still evolving, system to take advantage of astronomical data explosion (e.g., use statistical identification to perform  ... 
doi:10.1142/9789814383295_0019 fatcat:vlp6w45oqnal3evddcyvrws6yy

'Retooling' data centre infrastructure to support the Virtual Observatory

Séverin Gaudet
2006 Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union  
The CADC has begun an ambitious software development effort to implement a new infrastructure to serve both telescope archive and Virtual Observatory needs.  ...  data engineering experience.  ...  data engineering experience.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1743921307011878 fatcat:oeoxilkkufa4rlo6u6e5bgw26i

Interactive 3D visualization for theoretical virtual observatories

T Dykes, A Hassan, C Gheller, D Croton, M Krokos
2018 Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society  
They encompass a collection of platforms dedicated to the storage and dissemination of astronomical data, from simple data archives to e-research platforms offering advanced tools for data exploration  ...  We analyze the current state of 3d visualization for big theoretical astronomical datasets through scientific web portals and virtual observatory services.  ...  Thanks to Cray UK for providing further HPC resources used for development, performance, and debugging.  ... 
doi:10.1093/mnras/sty855 fatcat:2acnsvll3bbppgu443444nmwtq

Code sharing and collaboration: experiences from the Scientist's Expert Assistant project and their relevance to the virtual observatory

Anuradha Koratkar, Sandy Grosvenor, Jeremy E. Jones, Connie Li, Jennifer Mackey, Ken Neher, Karl R. Wolf, Jean-Luc Starck, Fionn D. Murtagh
2001 Astronomical Data Analysis  
In the Virtual Observatory (VO), software tools will perform the functions that have traditionally been performed by physical observatories and their instruments These tools will not be adjuncts to VO  ...  functionality but will make up the very core of the VO Consequently, the tradition of observatory and system independent tools serving a small user base is not valid for the VO For the VO to succeed, we  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work was initially supported by the Next Generation Space Telescope and is now funded by the Applied Information Systems Research grant NAG-9512 and SOMO Technology Development Program  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.447175 fatcat:67xohbsrjbh3jpgcboitwbp7zq

High-Energy Astrophysics and the Virtual Observatory

Paolo Padovani
2006 Chinese Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics  
The Virtual Observatory (VO) will revolutionise the way we do Astronomy by allowing easy access to all astronomical data and by making the handling and analysis of datasets at various locations across  ...  I report here on the need for the VO and its status in Europe, concentrating on the recently started EURO-VO project, and then give two specific applications of VO tools to high-energy astrophysics.  ...  THE VIRTUAL OBSERVATORY The name of the solution is the Virtual Observatory (VO).  ... 
doi:10.1088/1009-9271/6/s1/07 fatcat:dsulrwhmmnappb3yiigz2fil3y

AstroTaverna—Building workflows with Virtual Observatory services

J.E. Ruiz, J. Garrido, J.D. Santander-Vela, S. Sánchez-Expósito, L. Verdes-Montenegro
2014 Astronomy and Computing  
to preserve the scientific methodology, facilitating the reuse and exchange of digital knowledge, and to enable the inspection of the reproducibility of scientific investigation results.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to explicitly acknowledge the priceless contribution of Taverna developer Stian Soiland-Reyes, from the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, technical  ...  The Virtual Observatory (VO) provides a way to transparently access and extract scientific knowledge from multiple archives of astronomical data, enabling standardized services discovery and access to  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ascom.2014.09.002 fatcat:gpbum424jbahvodxlh2h76ucxe

EVALSO: enabling virtual access to Latin American southern observatories

R. Cirami, I. Coretti, P. Di Marcantonio, M. Pucillo, P. Santin
2008 Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II  
Besides this, it will provide the astronomers with Virtual Presence (VP), i.e. the tools to perform and control an astronomical observation from the user's site.  ...  The main role of INAF -Astronomical Observatory of Trieste (OAT) within the project will be the definition of the architecture, the development of VP system and the integration of a prototype to be used  ...  Fast data access The data streams at the telescopes at the ESO observatory at Paranal and at the nearby OCA are currently handled by a part of their data flow systems that populates a local data archive  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.788317 fatcat:teewnqm35bfszidsioaw5iyppi

Distributed data mining in the National Virtual Observatory

Kirk D. Borne, Belur V. Dasarathy
2003 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery: Theory, Tools, and Technology V  
To enable this to happen, the astronomical community is embarking on an ambitious endeavor, the creation of a National Virtual Observatory (NVO).  ...  This will in fact develop into a Global Virtual Observatory.  ...  SUMMARY The NVO (National Virtual Observatory) will enable seamless user access to astronomical data from diverse geographically distributed data sources.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.487536 dblp:conf/dmkdttt/Borne03 fatcat:yehvlwx7tbg4znmv6v4h7l2doa

Euro-VO—Coordination of virtual observatory activities in Europe

Françoise Genova, Mark G. Allen, Christophe Arviset, Andy Lawrence, Fabio Pasian, Enrique Solano, Joachim Wambsganss
2015 Astronomy and Computing  
VO activities at the European level coordinate the work in support of the three "pillars" of the Virtual Observatory: support to the scientific community, take-up by the data providers, and technological  ...  The European Virtual Observatory Euro-VO has been coordinating European VO activities through a series of projects co-funded by the European Commission over the last 15 years.  ...  Acknowledgements The Euro-VO project has received funding from the European Union Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ascom.2015.03.001 fatcat:bdsdzzz3lvg3dbrgsynmxowlga

Semantic Interlinking of Resources in the Virtual Observatory Era [article]

Alberto Accomazzi, Rahul Dave
2011 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper we describe initial efforts to create a semantic knowledge base allowing easier integration and linking of the body of heterogeneous astronomical resources which we call the Virtual Observatory  ...  In the coming era of data-intensive science, it will be increasingly important to be able to seamlessly move between scientific results, the data analyzed in them, and the processes used to produce them  ...  This work was supported by the Astrophysics Data System project which is funded by NASA grant NNX09AB39G, Microsoft Research WorldWideTelescope, and the Virtual Astronomical Observatory, funded under NSF  ... 
arXiv:1103.5958v1 fatcat:dufwekcsorfxze2kreo4uydpau

Reengineering observatory operations for the time domain [article]

Robert L. Seaman, W. Thomas Vestrand, Frederic V. Hessman
2014 arXiv   pre-print
, performance, and risks - to explicitly address the systems engineering of the astronomical community as a whole.  ...  Data archives are becoming ubiquitous. Virtual observatory standards and protocols and astroinformatics data-mining techniques layered on these are areas of active development.  ...  a critical mass is a prerequisite for future market-driven strategies to take hold. 43 Closing the event loop The ultimate goal of re-engineering astronomical infrastructure is to close the event  ... 
arXiv:1407.7552v1 fatcat:cjv6r5dba5fodeoyxlq3plntza

End-to-end operations at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Nicole M. Radziwill, Roger J. Brissenden, David R. Silva
2008 Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems II  
In 2006 NRAO launched a formal organization, the Office of End to End Operations (OEO), to broaden access to its instruments (VLA/EVLA, VLBA, GBT and ALMA) in the most cost-effective ways possible.  ...  The VLA, VLBA and GBT are mature instruments, and the EVLA and ALMA are currently under construction, which presents unique challenges for integrating software across the Observatory.  ...  , inside and outside the Observatory.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.788467 fatcat:5wsamg6wjbamddxhfswv2ybz2q
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