Spanish Virtual Observatory

Grant PID2020-112494GBI00 funded by

RoPACS VO School.

2011, November 28th

RoPACS VO School: Presentation

  • Purpose

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 School are to expose participants to the variety of VO tools and services available today so that they can use them efficiently for their own research.


  • School format

To achieve these goals,

VO experts will lecture and tutor the participants on the usage of such tools. Real life examples of scientific applications will be given.

Participants are invited to propose a science case they would like to try to implement with VO tools.


  • Important Note:

It is important to have installed beforehand the VO-tools to be in the School, namely:

  1. ALADIN (Web start recommended)
  2. TOPCAT (Web start recommended)
  3. VOSED (Web server)
  4. VOSpec (Web start recommended)
  5. VOSA (Web server)
  6. STITLS (jar file)


  • Useful information
  1. Where can I find information on VO standards?: here
  2. Where can I find information on VO tools?: here
  3. Where can I find information on VO cases?: here
  4. Where can I find information on VO refereed papers?: here
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