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This document repository allows team members to publish documents themselves—technical papers, presentations, posters, periodic reports, etc. The documents are public, but publishing and updating are restricted. Most recent publications appear first. Sort the list by clicking on the heading.

There is also a list of astronomy research publications that make use of the VO..

Date Title Category Author(s) Abstract/Description (may be truncated but is recorded in full)
2009/05/01 Quarterly Report, January-March 2009 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the Quarterly Report for the period January-March 2009.
2009/04/03 The Role of the Virtual Observatory in the Next Decade Management Documents & Schedules US Virtual Observatory Consortium A position paper for the Decadal Survey, expressing the technology thrust of the US Virtual Observatory Consortium.
2009/02/17 Skyalert: Real-time Astronomy for You and Your Robots Technical Reports R. D. Williams, S. G. Djorgovski, A. J. Drake, M. J. Graham,A. Mahabal Skyalert.org is a web application to collect and disseminate observations about time-critical astronomical transients, and to add annotations and intelligent machine-learning to those observations. Th
2009/01/30 Quarterly Report, October-December 2008 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the Quarterly Report for the period October-December 2008.
2008/12/17 VOEventNet: A Portal to Astronomical Transients Presentations Williams et al This set of slides shows many of the concepts behind Events and Streams in the VO, and explains the original voeventnet.org offering, as well as the new user-centric trigger/action system now being bu
2008/11/06 Annual Report, October 2007-September 2008 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the annual report for the period October 2007 - September 2008. It includes usage logs, the participant report, and a special report on the September 2008 Summer School.
2008/07/31 Quarterly Report, April-June 2008 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the Quarterly Report for the period 1 April - 30 June 2008.
2008/06/03 Quarterly Report, January-March 2008 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the Quarterly Report for the period 1 Jan-31 Mar 2008.
2008/03/12 Open Access Policy Management Documents & Schedules NVO Executive Committee This document describes the NVO's views on open access to non-proprietary data.
2008/01/31 Quarterly Report, October-December 2007 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the Quarterly Report for the period 1 Oct-31 Dec 2007.
2008/01/04 How To Publish to the NVO Education & Outreach Reports Raymond Plante The National Virtual Observatory (NVO) is a powerful environment for locating and integrating a wide variety of data originating from many different instruments and exploring many different research q
2007/10/31 Annual Report, October 2006-September 2007 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the Annual Report for the period 1 October 2006 to 30 September 2007. It includes a list of publications and presentations for the year, usage logs, a participant report, the table of content
2007/10/19 NVO Research Initiatives Final Reports Science Reports This document is a compendium of final reports from the recipients of the NVO Research Initiatives program, in which $25,000 stipends were awarded to foster NVO-enabled research.
2007/08/01 Quarterly Report, April-June 2007 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the Quarterly Report for the period 1 April - 30 June 2007.
2007/04/30 Quarterly Report, January-March 2007 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the quarterly report for the period 1 January - 31 March 2007.
2007/01/31 Quarterly Report, October-December 2006 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the Quarterly Report for the period 1 October - 31 December 2006.
2007/01/22 The Angular Momentum of Disk Galaxies (poster presented at AAS Jan 2007 by NVOSS 2006 Summer School Science Project Prize Winner) Science Reports Luca Cortese, Barbara Catinella, Christopher Springob The determination of the angular momentum of disk galaxies and its dependence on other galaxy properties and environment is essential in order to develop an accurate picture of galaxy formation and ev
2007/01/17 Theory Skynode (poster presented at AAS Jan 2007 by NVOSS 2006 Summer School Technology Project Prize Winner) Science Reports Richard P. Wagner, Michael L. Norman Here we present a working example of a BASIC SkyNode serving theoretical data. The data is taken from the Simulated Cluster Archive , a set of simulated galaxy clusters, where each cluster was compute
2007/01/06 The Virtual Observatory has a Wood Shop Presentations Roy Williams A pictorial architecture for the NVO user portal, framed as three workshops and a library of services. The workshops are: deep observation, image processing, and survey analysis.
2006/11/01 Annual Report, October 2005-September 2006 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the Annual Report for the period October 2005 through September 2006.
2006/11/01 NVO Summer School III Education & Outreach Reports McGlynn, Tom, and Emery Bunn, Sarah This report describes the 3rd NVO Summer School and includes results from a survey of the participants.
2006/08/30 The NVO Web Interface: Science Usability Technical Reports Christian, Carol; Whitmore, Brad; Conti, Alberto; Long, Knox; Sirianni, Marco; and Villaver, Eva This report is a compilation of feedback from a structured process that probed the environments of researchers likely to use the NVO. The technique for accumulating input was through a User Needs Asse
2006/07/26 Quarterly Report, April-June 2006 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the Quarterly Report for the period April-June 2006.
2006/04/30 Quarterly Report, January-March 2006 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the Quarterly Report for the period January-March 2006. Activities through the January 2006 meeting of the American Astronomical Society are included in the previous Quarterly.
2006/04/12 2006 Advisory Committee Report Periodic Reports Wolff, Sidney (NVO Advisory Committee Chair) This is the report of the 2006 meeting of the NVO Advisory Committee.
2006/02/03 Revised NVO Powerpoint template Presentations D. Tody NVO Powerpoint template, revised to speed up conversion to postscript and reduce size of printed document.
2006/01/31 Quarterly Report, October-December 2005 Science Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the Quarterly Report for the period October-December 2005 (but also including activities through the January 2006 AAS Meeting). An additional report about the Research Initiatives program is
2005/12/01 Report on the Second NVO Summer School Education & Outreach Reports McGlynn, Tom, Emery Bunn, Sarah, and Hanisch, Bob This report summarizes the Second NVO Summer School, including the results of the participant survey and a financial overview.
2005/11/11 An Architecture for Scaling NVO Services to TeraGrid Technical Reports Williams, Roy; Hanisch, Bob; Jacob, Joe; Plante, Ray; Szalay, Alex This white paper explains the software and security infrastructure that will allow NVO services to be scaled up, both in size and in number, so that they can take advantage of the US national cyberinf
2005/10/31 Annual Report, October 2004-September 2005 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the Annual Report for Project Year 4, October 2004 through September 2005.
2005/08/01 Quarterly Report, Apr-Jun 2005 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the Quarterly Report for the period April-June 2005.
2005/07/13 A VO-friendly, Community-based Authorization Framework Part 1: Use Cases, Requirements, and Approach Science Reports Raymond Plante and Bruce Loftis This three-part document proposes an application of the Globus Community Authorization Service (CAS) to centralize authorization policies that must be enforced by a number of resources, minimizing the
2005/07/13 Interoperable Authentication & Authorization Presentations Ray Plante This presentation to the Spring 2005 Team Meeting presents a list of recommendations for interoperable security in the VO. It present a model for using certificates through a portal in a user-friendl
2005/07/13 A VO-friendly, Community-based Authorization Framework Part 2: The Single Organization Technical Reports Ray Plante In part 2, we describe how the CAS-based model can be applied to a single organization that manages many distributed services and users within a single administration domain.
2005/04/30 Quarterly Report, Jan-Mar 2005 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the Quarterly Report for the period January-March 2005.
2005/03/18 NVO Advisory Committee Report Periodic Reports Wolff, Sidney et al. This is the report of the NVO Advisory Committee from its January 2005 meeting. Participating Committee members were Sidney Wolff (chair), Rodger Blandford, Gerry Gilmore, Martha Haynes, John Huchra,
2005/02/28 White Paper: NASA Universe Roadmap Science Reports De Young, David, et al. If the past twenty-five years are any guide, the next quarter century will see technical advances and innovations that can barely be conceived today. The current revolution in information technology a
2005/02/24 Project Plan Update Management Documents & Schedules Hanisch, Robert As the NVO development project continues in Year 4, and will be formally concluding about 20 months from now, it is important to keep our primary scientific and technical goals in mind. We want to co
2005/02/02 Quarterly Report, October-December 2004 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the Quarterly Report for the period October-December 2004.
2005/01/07 NVO-TeraGrid First Year Results Technical Reports Andrew Connolly, Jeff Gardner, Roy Williams The NSF National Virtual Observatory (NVO) is a multiyear effort to build tools, services, registries, protocols, and standards that can extract the full knowledge content of massive, multi-frequency
2005/01/05 An Introduction to NVO Core Applications Presentations Dara Norman, Roy Williams This document uses screenshots and annotation to lead readers through the operation of five key applications that are available through the National Virtual Observatory. All of these can be found and
2005/01/05 NVO Core Application Flyers Presentations Roy Williams, Sarah Emery Bunn, Robert Hanisch These six pages are advertisments/flyers for the core NVO applications.
2004/12/22 How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love WESIX Education & Outreach Reports Simon Krughoff , Andrew Connolly, Roy Williams and Bob Hanisch WESIX provides a webservice interface to the standard astronomical image analysis package SExtractor together with a cross matching service using openskyquery.net. This interface enables a user to upl
2004/11/04 Hyperatlas Standard Standards Roy Williams We define an atlas to be a collection of pages (or charts in the language of differential geometry). Each page is a mathematical mapping between part of the celestial sphere and a rectangular pixel sp
2004/11/04 HotGrid: Graduated Access to Grid-based Science Gateways Technical Reports Roy Williams, Conrad Steenberg, and Julian Bunn We describe the idea of a Science Gateway, an application specific task wrapped as a web service, and some examples of these that are being implemented on the US TeraGrid cyberinfrastructure. We also
2004/10/29 Annual Report, Oct 2003-Sept 2004 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the Annual Report for Project Year 3, October 2003 through September 2004.
2004/09/16 Astronomy Applications on the Teragrid Presentations Roy Williams A summary of astronomy applications on Teragrid, how to use the Teragrid, ways to access NVO services from Teragrid, and future science gateway architectures.
2004/07/27 Science Steering Committee Presentation Presentations Alex Szalay, Dave De Young, Bob Hanisch Overview presentation for the Science Steering Committee, 28 July 2004.
2004/07/22 Quarterly Report, April-June 2004 Periodic Reports Robert Hanisch This is the Quarterly Report for the period April-June 2004.
2004/07/21 ITR/IM: Building the Framework for the National Virtual Observatory Science Reports Paul Messina, Alex Szalay, et al. This is a copy of the original proposal to NSF's Information Technology Research program, submitted in April 2001.
2004/07/06 Conesearch definition Standards Roy Williams, Bob Hanisch, Alex Szalay The conesearch was a first attempt to define a "standard service type" for the Virtual Observatory. This document is the original definition from April 2002.
2004/04/27 Quarterly Report, January-March 2004 Periodic Reports Robert Hanisch Quarterly Report for the period January-March 2004.
2004/04/23 Management Plan Management Documents & Schedules Robert Hanisch The challenge of building a framework to enable the National Virtual Observatory is being met with a management structure that supports distributed research and development. We take optimal advantage
2004/03/04 VO Resource Registry Science Reports Plante, R., Green, G., Hanisch, R., McGlynn, T., O'Mullane, W., Williams, R., and Williamson, R. Data discovery will be a core utility of the Virtual Observatory (VO). Registries that contain high-level descriptions of resources such as archives and services are essential for making data discover
2004/03/03 Advisory Committee Report Periodic Reports NVO Advisory Committee This is the report of the NVO Advisory Committee, which met on December 11-12, 2003.
2004/01/24 Quarterly Report, Oct-Dec 2003 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This the quarterly report for the period October-December 2003.
2004/01/12 NVO-Teragrid Proposal Miscellaneous Roy Williams, Andrew Connolly, Jeff Gardner Astronomy faces a data avalanche. Breakthroughs in telescope, detector, and computer technology have allowed astronomical surveys to produce terabytes of images and catalogs. The NSF National Virtual
2003/11/05 Annual Report, Oct 2002-Sept 2003 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the annual report for Year 2, October 2002-September 2003.
2003/10/07 A Virtual Observatory Vision based on Publishing and Virtual Data Technical Reports Roy Williams, Reagan Moore, and Robert Hanisch We would like to propose a vision of the Virtual Observatory where the "killer-app" is seen to be generalizing and extending the idea of "publication" from the narrow meaning of peer-reviewed journals
2003/10/03 NVO Project Roadmap Management Documents & Schedules NVO Executive Committee This document gives a high-level, year-by-year overview of the NVO Project objectives and accomplishments.
2003/09/03 Montage, Pegasus, & ROME Presentations Bruce Berriman Bruce Berriman presentation from Sept 3-4 team meeting.
2003/09/03 Grid Presentation Presentations Reagan Moore Grid overview from Sept 3-4 team meeting
2003/09/03 SRB Overview Presentations Reagan Moore SRB overview from Sept 3-4 team meeting.
2003/09/03 VOQL/ADQL Presentation Presentations Wil O'Mullane VOQL/ADQL presentation from Sept 3-4 team meeting.
2003/09/02 Powerpoint Poster Template Presentations Robert Hanisch This is a Powerpoint poster template.
2003/09/02 Powerpoint Presentation Template Presentations Robert Hanisch This is a Powerpoint template for talks.
2003/08/05 Grid-Based Galaxy Morphology Analysis for the National Virtual Observatory Technical Reports Ewa Deelman, Raymond Plante, et al. As part of the development of the National Virtual Observatory (NVO), a Data Grid for astronomy, we have developed a prototype science application to explore the dynamical history of galaxy clusters b
2003/07/31 Quarterly Report, Apr-Jun 2003 Periodic Reports Robert Hanisch Quarterly Report for the period April-June 2003 (PDF).
2003/07/31 Quarterly Report, Apr-Jun 2003 Periodic Reports Robert Hanisch Quarterly Report for the period April-June 2003 (MSWord).
2003/05/19 Resource and Service Metadata for the Virtual Observatory Technical Reports Hanisch, Robert, et al. An essential capability of the Virtual Observatory is a means for describing what data and computational facilities are available where, and once identified, how to use them. The data themselves have
2003/05/19 Resource and Service Metadata for the Virtual Observatory Technical Reports Hanisch, Robert, et al. An essential capability of the Virtual Observatory is a means for describing what data and computational facilities are available where, and once identified, how to use them. The data themselves have
2003/04/29 Quarterly Report, Jan-Mar 2003 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert Quarterly Report for the period January-March 2003 (MSWord).
2003/04/29 Quarterly Report, Jan-Mar 2003 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert Quarterly Report for the period January-March 2003 (PDF).
2003/04/22 SIAP Extension RFC and Draft Specification, Part 1: Quantities and Coordinates Standards Lowe, Steve; SAO/CfA This document is a draft Specification and also a “Request for Comments” on extending SIAP, presenting some issues and suggestions based on discussions by the NVO group at SAO/CfA.
2003/04/18 Resource and Service Metadata for the Virtual Observatory Technical Reports Hanisch, Robert, et al. An essential capability of the Virtual Observatory is a means for describing what data and computational facilities are available where, and once identified, how to use them. The data themselves have
2003/04/04 Montage on the Grid Technical Reports Gurmeet Singh, Ewa Deelman The document describes the experiences with porting Montage to the Chimera and Pegasus framework. The framework allows for the execution of Montage components in a Grid environment.
2003/02/25 Master Schedule (Microsoft Project) Management Documents & Schedules Hanisch, Robert Project schedule, updated 25 October 2002.
2003/02/25 Master Schedule (PDF) Management Documents & Schedules Hanisch, Robert Master Schedule, updated 25 October 2002.
2003/02/25 Management Plan Management Documents & Schedules Hanisch, Robert The challenge of building a framework to enable the National Virtual Observatory will be met with a management structure that supports distributed research and development. We take optimal advantage o
2003/02/17 An Evaluation of the Open Archives Initiative for VO Registries Technical Reports Plante, Raymond L. The Open Archives Initiative is an effort within the digital library community to develop and promote interoperability standards that enable the dissemination of electronic content. At the core of th
2003/02/03 Quarterly Report, Oct-Dec 2002 Periodic Reports Robert Hanisch Quarterly Report for October-December 2002.
2003/01/28 The Report of the NVO Advisory Committee Periodic Reports Wolff, S et. al The NVO Advisory Committee met for the first time on November 20-21, 2002, at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Committee members in attendance included Gerry Gilmore, Tony Hey, John Huchra, Car
2002/12/31 The World-Wide Telescope Miscellaneous Alexander Szalay & Jim Gray All astronomy data and literature will soon be online and accessible via the Internet. The community is building the Virtual Observatory, an organization of this worldwide data into a coherent whole
2002/11/06 Enabling Outreach with NVO Education & Outreach Reports Voit, Mark (ed.) [PDF version] This document summarizes the recommendations that emerged from the NVO Outreach Workshop held in Baltimore on July 11-12, 2002. The purpose of that workshop was to identify potential ca
2002/11/06 Enabling Outreach with NVO Education & Outreach Reports Voit, Mark (ed.) [MS Word version] This document summarizes the recommendations that emerged from the NVO Outreach Workshop held in Baltimore on July 11-12, 2002. The purpose of that workshop was to identify potentia
2002/11/04 NVO Architecture Technical Reports Reagan Moore AVO Meeting, Garching. The National Virtual Observatory is assembling web services, data analysis pipelines, and grid software to support astronomical research. The initial goal is to facilitate acce
2002/11/02 Annual Report, Oct 2001-Sept 2002 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert Annual Report for the period October 2001-September 2002, the first year of the project. (Microsoft Word version, 511 KB)
2002/11/02 Annual Report, Oct 2001-Sept 2002 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert Annual Report for the period October 2001-September 2002, the first year of the project. (PDF version, 1531 KB)
2002/11/02 Renewal Package for Year 2 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert This is the package submitted to NSF for processing the project's Year Two renewal. It includes some summary pages, the first three Quarterly Reports, a consolidated publication list, and an acronym
2002/10/11 Resource and Service Metadata for the Virtual Observatory Technical Reports Hanisch, Robert, et al. Version 5.
2002/10/07 Resource and Service Metadata for the Virtual Observatory Technical Reports Hanisch, Robert, et al. This is an update to V3.0 of this document.
2002/10/07 Simple Image Access Prototype Specification Technical Reports Doug Tody, Ray Plante, et. al. This document specifies an interface for simple image access via a simple URL-based interface. The SIM prototype provides a uniform interface for access to a wide range of image services, including a
2002/10/07 Simple Image Retrieval: Interface Concepts and Issues Technical Reports Doug Tody Conceptual design for simple image access.
2002/09/30 Quarterly Report, Apr-Jun 2002 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert Quarterly Report for Third Quarter, FY 2002.
2002/09/24 NVO Movie (condensed) Presentations STScI Audiovisual Lab This is a condensed, compressed version the NVO "movie" that was produced by the STScI Audiovisual Lab as an aide to explaining the NVO concept. It has no sound, and was intended to allow a speaker t
2002/09/13 NVO Poster SC2002 Presentations Hanisch, Robert and Szalay, Alex This is a poster presentation intended for display at SC2002 and the January AAS meeting.
2002/08/23 Astronomy Data Online Education & Outreach Reports Raddick, J. This is a PPT presentation given at the NVO EPO Workshop, July 11-12, 2002, on how SDSS is enabling the public to access and understand their survey data.
2002/08/23 Astronomy Data Online Education & Outreach Reports Marschall, L. This is a PPT presentation given at the NVO EPO Workshop, July 11-12, 2002, on how project CLEA's approach to developing a virtual observatory for undergraduate education.
2002/08/23 SegNVO Project Education & Outreach Reports Hawkins, I., Spitz, R., Craig, N. This PPT presentation on assessing the NVO-related needs of the arts community and science museums community was given at the July 11-12, 2002 NVO Outreach Workshop in Baltimore.
2002/08/22 Metadata Working Group Minutes 2002-08-15 Meeting & Telecon Minutes Steve Kent Agenda: 1. Roll call & News 2. Simple Image Access Document 3. Review of Action Items
2002/08/22 Metadata Working Group Minutes 2002-08-22 Meeting & Telecon Minutes McDowell, Jonathan and Plante, Ray Agenda 1. Roll call & News 2. Simple Image Access Document * update on spec * implementation experiences 3. Cone Search Service Extension Proposal: VOTable inputs (Tom) 4. Review of Action
2002/08/22 Metadata Working Group Minutes 2002-08-08 Meeting & Telecon Minutes Good, John and Plante, Ray Agenda: 1. Roll call & News 2. Simple Image Access Document 3. Review of Action Items
2002/08/13 Producer-Archive Interface Methodology Abstract Standard Standards CCSDS The object of this document is to regulate the relationships and interactions between an information Producer and an Archive. It defines the methodology to allow all the actions to be structured that
2002/08/05 Demonstration Project for the NVO: A Search For Brown Dwarfs Technical Reports Bruce Berriman, John Good, Alex Szalay, and Davy Kirkpatrick Scientific goals, technical description of project, and deliverables
2002/08/02 Minutes, 30-31 July 2002 Team Meeting Meeting & Telecon Minutes Hanisch, Robert Minutes of the 30-31 July 2002 Team Meeting, held in Urbana, Illinois. The minutes include copies of presentations given at the meeting as well as notes on the discussions.
2002/07/22 Space-Time Coordinate Specification for VO Metadata Technical Reports Rots, Arnold The following table attempts to explain the various elements in the Space-Time DTD and their use in each of the five areas of application: 1. Resource description (especially the coverage portion) 2.
2002/07/19 The National Virtual Observatory and Hands-On Universe Education & Outreach Reports Pennypacker, Carl This PPT presentation on integrating NVO content into the Hands-On Universe education program was given at the July 11-12, 2002 NVO Outreach Workshop in Baltimore.
2002/07/19 Lessons Learned from Integrating Experimental Technologies into Education Education & Outreach Reports Thakkar, Umesh This PPT presentation on integrating experimental technologies into education was given at the July 11-12, 2002 NVO Outreach Workshop in Baltimore.
2002/07/19 The International Virtual Observatory Alliance: A Mission and Roadmap Statement 2002-2005 International VO Alliance Quinn, Peter, and Hanisch, Robert The International Virtual Observatory Alliance to facilitate the international coordination and collaboration necessary for the development and deployment of all tools, systems and organizational stru
2002/07/19 Enabling Outreach with Virtual Observatories Education & Outreach Reports Voit, Mark This PPT presentation was given at the June 2002 International VO meeting in Garching and the July 11-12, 2002 NVO Outreach Workshop in Baltimore
2002/07/19 Lessons Learned from Data-Rich Science Education Projects Education & Outreach Reports Pompea, Stephen & Isbell, Doug This PPT presentation on developing data-rich astronomy eduction projects was given at the July 11-12, 2002 NVO Outreach Workshop in Baltimore.
2002/07/18 Resource and Service Metadata for the Virtual Observatory Technical Reports Hanisch, Robert and NVO Metadata Working Group An essential capability of the Virtual Observatory is a means for describing what data and computational facilities are available where, and once identified, how to use them. The data themselves have
2002/07/18 Topic Maps as a Virtual Observatory Tool Science Reports Mahabal, A., Djorgovski, S.G., Brunner, R., Williams, R.D. We describe Topic Maps and a specific example, and how they can be implemented within the VO Framework.
2002/07/18 Data Models for the VO Technical Reports Jonathan McDowell et al This `white paper' describes the proposed VO data model. First, we describe the general architecture for data models. Then, we give examples of image and table data models. The data model will prov
2002/07/18 NVO and the Digital Planetarium Education & Outreach Reports Lantz, Ed This is a PPT presentation given at the NVO EPO Workshop, July 11-12, 2002, on the topic of how NVO might support digital planetariums.
2002/07/18 GRB Followup Datasets and Sources Science Reports Tom McGlynn Describes the interfaces and datasets to be presented to the user for the GRB followup demo including the sources for these.
2002/07/18 Relationship of Galaxy Morphology to the Intra-cluster Medium: an NVO Demonstration Science Reports Plante, Ray and Annis, Jim The NVO is developing three demonstrations of VO principles as part of its first year efforts. This document describes the "Galaxy Morphology" demo, summarizing the science and technical goals. It
2002/07/18 Data Models for the VO, Part II: Metadata Objects for the VO Technical Reports Jonathan McDowell et al In this document, we identify some specific metadata quantities that may need to be modelled as objects.
2002/07/17 EPO Workshop Presentation, 11 July 2002 Presentations Hanisch, Robert This presentation gives an overview of the NVO initiative and the NSF-funded NVO infrastructure project. This was presented at the 11-12 July 2002 NVO EPO workshop held at JHU/STScI.
2002/07/17 A Scalable Metadata Framework for the Virtual Observatory Technical Reports Plante, Raymond L. This white paper presents a framework for defining and evolving metadata for use across the different contexts of the VO in a community-based way. This paper was presented at the 2002 Garching confere
2002/07/15 Quarterly Report, Oct-Dec 2001 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert Quarterly Report, October-December 2001
2002/07/15 Initial Science Demonstration Schedules Management Documents & Schedules Hanisch, Robert; McGlynn, Thomas; Plante, Ray; & Berriman, Bruce Schedules for initial science demonstrations (GRB follow-up, brown dwarf candidate search, galaxy morphology). (PDF format)
2002/07/15 Master Schedule Management Documents & Schedules Hanisch, Robert Version 2 of the project master schedule. (File is in MSProject format.)
2002/07/15 Quarterly Report, Jan-Mar 2002 Periodic Reports Hanisch, Robert Quarterly Report for January-March 2002.
2002/07/12 VOTable: A Proposed XML Format for Astronomical Tables Standards Williams, R., Ochsenbein, F., Davenhall, C., Durand, D., Fernique, P., Giaretta, D., Hanisch, R., McGlynn, T., Szalay, A., Wicenec, A. The VOTable format is a proposed XML standard for representing a table. In this context, a table is an unordered set of rows, each of a uniform format, as specified in the table metadata. Each row is
2002/07/12 Virtual Observatories and the Grid Science Reports Williams, Roy We consider several projects from astronomy that benefit from the Grid paradigm and associated technology, many of which involve either massive datasets or the federation of multiple datasets. We cove
2002/07/12 Toward a National Virtual Observatory: Science Goals, Technical Challenges, and Implementation Plan Science Reports 1 White paper outlining the vision of the National Virtual Observatory
2002/07/12 Data Grids for Collection Federation Presentations Reagan W. Moore Presentation given at the AVO meeting in Garching, Germany in June, 2002, on the use of data grid technology to federate multiple data collections.
2002/04/01 Towards a National Virtual Observatory Science Reports NVO Science Definition Team This report represents a result of deliberations of the National Virtual Observatory Science Definition Team (NVO SDT) from July 2001 to March 2002. The creation of the NVO was recommended by the NAS

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