Australian Virtual Observatory

Grant number: LE0561221


The explosion in the rate of data acquisition in disciplines such as Astronomy requires new database structures and management systems. Scientists need fast access and analysis of data from many diverse telescopes, instruments and theoretical modeling packages. In 2005, we will begin the critical process of unifying the different aspects of the Australian Virtual Observatory based on GrangeNet. This program is complementary to and builds on substantial investments in Europe, the US and the UK to develop the International Virtual Observatory. The Australian Virtual Observatory will be a key demonstrator for Australia's information infrastructure.