Training school on the scientific use of the Virtual Observatory Tools

IPAG, November 30 - December 2, 2011

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 astronomers to the variety of VO tools and services available today so that they can use them efficiently for their own research. The school will last for 2.5 days, of which 2 full days will be devoted to tutorials on topics selected by the participants themselves.

Organizing committee : M. Allen (CDS), T. Boch (CDS), C. Bot (CDS), J. Bouvier (IPAG), V. Chopin (IPAG), G. Duvert (IPAG), P. Fernique (CDS)

(Web Page anouncement:


Wednesday 30, November

9.30-10.30 Welcome and Introduction

Introduction to the Virtual Observatory (M. Allen)

Virtual Observatory Tools (T. Boch)

Demonstration (P. Fernique)

11:00-12.30 CDS tutorial (

14.00-15.30 The nature of a cluster of X-ray sources near the Chamaeleon Star Forming Group


16.00-17.30 Search for ULX sources and X-ray Binaries in Nearby Galaxies

Thursday 01 December

9.00-10.30 Introduction to Group tutorials

11-12.30 Participant Projects

14.00-15.30 Participant Projects

16.00-17.30 Prepare results for presentations

Friday 02 December

9.00-10.30 Presentations

11-12.30 Feedback and discussion

Links to VO tools to be used in the tutorials

Aladin, Topcat, VODesktop

All available via:

-- MarkAllen - 28 Nov 2011

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