AstroWeb: Astronomy Information Systems

The maintenance of the AstroWeb database of astronomical resources has been discontinued on 10 July 2010; its contents is still available but represents the status of Astroweb at that date.

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Aladin Sky Atlas
Aladin is an interactive sky atlas, developed at CDS (Strasbourg, France), allowing the user to visualize digitized images of any part of the sky, to superimpose entries from astronomical catalogs or personal user data files, and to interactively access related data and information from the Simbad, NED, and Vizier databases for all known objects in the field.
The set of sky images consists of the STScI Digital Sky Survey (DSS-I and DSS-II), as well as an ensemble of higher resolution images (ESO-R and SERC plates) digitized at the MAMA facility in Paris. - Categories: infosys center survey

Applied Information Systems Research Program (AISRP)
The AISR program, at NASA Office of Space Sciences (OSS) maintains an awareness of emerging technologies applicable to space science disciplines, supports applied research in computer and information systems science and technology to enhance NASA OSS programs, stimulates application development where warranted, and provides for systems analysis and engineering required to transfer new technology into evolving OSS Space science programs through NASA Research Announcements. - Categories: infosys

AstroBrowse (HEASARC)
The great number of sites with information about astronomical objects makes it very difficult for astronomers to find out where there might be information of interest to their research. Astrobrowse is an effort to use modern Web techology to enable astronomers (and the public) to query many sites easily.
Other Astrobrowse servers: - Categories: infosys

AstroBrowse (at SAO)
AstroBrowse is a service to allow scientists to determine the existence, location, and access to astronomical data being held at various data centers, institutions, and other sites. It is intended to help answer the question: "Tell me about...". - Categories: infosys

AstroGLU is a discovery tool, to help locate database servers providing relevant information in the astronomical context related to a selected data type: object name, position on the sky, astronomer's name, etc.
AstroGLU is based on a dictionary of remote services, developed by CDS in the framework of the GLU system. It is the CDS contribution to the AstroBrowse project. - Categories: infosys

AstroGrid (UK Virtual Observatory)
AstroGrid is a project aimed at building a data-grid for UK astronomy, which will form the UK contribution to a global Virtual Observatory. - Categories: infosys comp_sci survey

AstroWeb index
WAIS index to the Astronomical Internet Resources database, a product of AstroWeb consortium. - Categories: infosys astroweb

Astronet - Russian Astronomical Network
Astronet is a Russian Astronomical Network. The "Astronet" project aims at the broad russian-speaking audience, interested in science-educational astronomical information in Russia and abroad - schoolchildren, students, post-graduates, scientists and teachers as well as all people having interest in astronomical achievements.
The main goal is to develop a conception of informational resource as an informational system targeted to easy access of all people to scientific, popular-science and educational information as well as stimulation of knowledge sharing between qualified participants of scientific and educational processes, based on modern Internet technologies. - Categories: education infosys other_library

Astronomer's TELegram (ATEL)
Telegram service for the reporting and commenting on new astronomical observations. - Categories: full_text infosys

Astronomical Applications Department of the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO)
The Astronomical Applications Department of the U.S. Naval Observatory is jointly responsible for publishing the annual Astronomical Almanac, Nautical Almanac, and Air Almanac. We also produce MICA, a computer-based almanac, and other astronomical software products. In addition, we compute and make available a wide variety of practical astronomical data. The Department also maintains a modest research program to support our products. - Categories: infosys

Astronomical Server URL (ASU)
A proposal to standardized query syntax in astronomical Web services. - Categories: infosys

Astronomy News & Links
"Astronomy News & Links" follows current astronomical research and provides links to recent scientific announcements and press releases. Additionally there is a compendium of astronomical links. Update about weekly. [also in German] - Categories: infosys

Astrophysical Virtual Observatory (AVO)
The Astrophysical Virtual Observatory (AVO) Project is a Phase-A, three year study for the design and implementation of a virtual observatory for European astronomy.
A virtual observatory (VO) is a collection of interoperating data archives and software tools which utilize the internet to form a scientific research environment in which astronomical research programs can be conducted. - Categories: infosys

Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a NASA-funded project whose main resource is an Abstract Service, which includes four sets of abstracts: (1) astronomy and astrophysics, containing over 500,000 abstracts; (2) instrumentation; (3) physics and geophysics; and (4) Los Alamos preprint server. Each dataset can be searched by author, object name (astronomy only), title, or abstract text words. In addition, the abstract service includes links to scanned images of over 40,000 journal articles for articles appearing in most of the major astronomical journals. - Categories: infosys abstracts bibliography

INACTIVE LINK ? - 67 --- Astrophysics Multi-spectral Archive Search Engine (AMASE)
AMASE is an online astrophysics catalog developed using object-oriented database (OODB) technology to help researchers locate multi-mission data in the NASA archives. - Categories: center infosys

Digital Sky Survey (DSS)
The Digitized Sky Survey comprises a set of all-sky photographic surveys in E, V, J, R, and N bands conducted with the Palomar and UK Schmidt telescopes. The Catalogs and Surveys Branch (CASB) is digitizing the photographic plates to support HST observing programs but also as a service to the astronomical community.
Images of any part of the sky may be extracted from the DSS, in either FITS or GIF format. - Categories: survey infosys optical

Digitized Sky Survey on (Sky-Eye)
SkyEye allows to get sky images in Fits/Geis/Jpeg format selecting data from the Digitized Sky Survey. The 102 CDROMs of the Digitized Sky Survey were produced at the STScI under USA Government grant NAG W-2166. The SkyEye server is located at CNR Istituto di Radioastronomia - Bologna - Italy. - Categories: infosys

Interoperable Systems for Archival Information Access (ISAIA)
In order to support the emerging Space Science Data Services information systems infrastructure, we propose to develop an interdisciplinary data location and integration service for space science. Building upon existing data services and communications protocols, this service will allow users to transparently query hundreds or thousands of WWW-based resources (catalogs, data, computational resources, bibliographic references, etc.) from a single interface. The service will collect responses from various resources and integrate them in a seamless fashion for display and manipulation by the user. - Categories: infosys center

JPL Molecular Spectroscopy (JPL Line Catalog)
The JPL Molecular Spectroscopy Home Page is the starting point for accessing the JPL Submillimeter, Millimeter, and Microwave Spectral Line Catalog, which is a collection of predicted line positions and intensities for use in Astrophysics, Planetary Science, and studies of the Earth Atmosphere. There is also a collection of programs used to calculate the spectra. - Categories: infosys software

NASA Planetary Data System (PDS)
The Planetary Data System (PDS) archives and distributes digital data from past and present NASA planetary missions, astronomical observations, and laboratory measurements. The PDS is sponsored by NASA's Office of Space Science and Applications to ensure the long-term usability of data, to stimulate research, to facilitate data access, and to support correlative analysis. Subnodes include: MIT Microwave Subnode , Infrared Subnode , among others. There is a telnet_pds_guest_account at JPL. - Categories: infosys planetary

PDS Imaging Node (PDSIMG)
The Imaging Node of the Planetary Data System is the curator of NASA's primary digital image collections from past, present, and future planetary missions. The node provides to the NASA planetary science community the digital image archives, necessary ancillary datasets, software tools, and technical expertise necessary to fully utilize the vast collection of digital planetary imagery. - Categories: center education infosys infrared optical pictures planetary software space ultraviolet

Planetary Atmospheres Node (NASA/PDS) - Categories: planetary infosys

Set of Identifications, Measurements, and Bibliography for Astronomical Data (SIMBAD at CDS)
The SIMBAD astronomical database, created and maintained by CDS, Strasbourg, brings together basic data, cross-identifications, observational measurements, and bibliography, for celestial objects outside the solar system: stars, galaxies, and nonstellar objects within our galaxy, or in external galaxies. SIMBAD contains information for about 3 million objects, for which 8 million identifiers, 3 million observational measurements and 3 million bibliographical references are available.
If you don't have a userid, and your institute is not registered yet, you will need to register. - Categories: infosys bibliography

SkyView is a facility available over the net which allows users to retrieve data from public all-sky surveys conveniently. The user enters the position and size of the region desired, and the surveys wanted and the data is extracted and formatted for the user. Documentation available through anonymous ftp. - Categories: infosys survey

INACTIVE LINK ? - 99 --- Starcast (Navigating the Astronomical Internet)
Starcast is ST ScI's prototype implemetation of Astrobrowse, a coordinated effort to develop common interfaces to the growing multitude of online astronomical services.
Starcast is an interface for querying multiple data archives, catalogs, and other online astronomical resources from a single Web-based form. Using simple but common query parameters, you can use Starcast to quickly locate online services (maybe even services you didn't know existed) that may have the data you're looking for. - Categories: infosys

Starcat (ESO)
July 1998: STARCAT is now becoming obsolete. Use it only to access astronomical catalogues or request special file types. Use WDB instead. - Categories: infosys

The Starlink Software Collection is an anthology of astronomy applications packages and supporting subroutine libraries and utilities. It is provided by the UK Starlink Project and contributing institutions, and distributed to non-profit making organizations for use in astronomical research. At present, the collection comprises some 140 different items covering most wavebands and branches of astronomy. Most run on popular versions of UNIX. Starlink sites in the UK automatically receive regular updates, while other sites may obtain copies of the collection (and updates) on request to - Categories: software infosys

Universite Libre de Bruxelles - Institut d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique (ULB-IAA)
The Institut d'Astronomie of the Université Libre de Bruxelles has a long tradition of research in the field of nuclear astrophysics. It hosts the NACRE (Nuclear Astrophysics Compilation of Reaction Rates) and NetGen (Network Generator) web interfaces to generate nuclear reaction rates for use with stellar-evolution codes. - Categories: dept infosys

Virtual Observatory Forum
Discussion forum for the "Virtual Observatory". - Categories: infosys mailing_list

INACTIVE LINK ? - 144 --- Virtual Sky (Federated Sky Surveys)
A portal to multiple representations of the night sky, including a high-resolution (1 second/pixel) optical survey of the Northern sky and the Uranometria engravings from 1603. - Categories: center infosys survey

VizieR Catalogue Service (CDS, Strasbourg)
VizieR provides access to the most complete library of published astronomical catalogues and data tables available on line, organized in a self-documented database.
Query tools allow the user to select relevant data tables and to extract and format records matching given criteria. Specific care has been taken for optimizing access to some very large catalogues such as Guide Star Catalog or USNO-A2. - Categories: center infosys

WebStars (Astrophysics in Cyberspace)
WebStars, now at NASA's High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center. - Categories: education astroweb infosys other_astronomy

Z39.50 Maintenance Agency
This page includes documentation and information related to the development and ongoing maintenance of Z39.50; development of future versions of Z39.50; and information related to the implementation and use of the Z39.50 protocol. - Categories: misc infosys e-Print archive
Contains preprints for: High Energy Physics - Theory, High Energy Physics - Lattice, High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Theory, General Relativity & Quantum Cosmology, Nuclear Theory, High Energy Physics - Experiment. - Categories: preprint bibliography infosys

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