Target field(s): Astronomy.

Website: http://www.asvo.org.au/

See also: http://nectar.org.au/labs/the-skys-the-limit/

image The All-Sky Virtual Observatory (ASVO) is enabling researchers to access a growing collection of theoretical and observational datasets, via a distributed network of ASVO “Nodes”.

Two Australian astronomical facilities were chosen to form the first pillars of the All-Sky Virtual Observatory: Optical data from the Southern Sky Survey, obtained using the SkyMapper telescope; And the Theoretical Astrophysical Observatory (TAO).

In summary, the All-Sky Virtual Observatory

  • Links observational data sets and theoretical infrastructure capabilities enabling new approaches to astronomical research.
  • Provides access to a test environment, the SkyMapper Test Data Release, which provides a preview of the characteristics and data access protocols for the SkyMapper Southern Sky Survey.

For more information please refer to the website.