Meeting Reports


A collection of informal reports from meetings that Aus-VO people have attended.

Postcard from Strasbourg

I have now spent four weeks at the Centre de Donnees astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS), during the period Jan - Feb 2004. I have explored their VO contributions at length (Aladin, UCDs, Vizier, GLU, ...) and also attended the AVO 2004 "First Science" demonstration to the IVOA in Munich. During this time I have been able to focus quite carefully on the following questions, and on this page I hope to outline what my current thoughts are, and how I reached them.

  1. What is the VO?
  2. How should the VO be used?
  3. What is Aus-VO's role?