Aliyun becomes strategic partner of the China-VO

On 13 Oct., Yan Jun and Hu Xiaoming, as the director of National Astronomical Observatory of China and president of Aliyun Cloud Computing Co., Ltd. respectively, together announced the news of their strategic cooperation in the 2016 Computing Conference hold in Hangzhou. Both will take full advantage of the strength of the partners in their respective areas to carry out cooperation in interdisciplinary research and application to improve basic scientific research capabilities in astronomy and to extend the application of latest research results of cloud computing in advanced scientific fields.

The scene photo in the press conference


Yan Jun (the director of National Astronomical Observatory) spoke in the conference


China-VO Paper Data Repository online

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SDSS CasJobs in Beijing is online with SDSS DR12 and LAMOST DR1

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Project report prepared for IVOA TM-57

At the beginning of 2015, AstroCloud, the China-VO service portal was selected as one of "Top 10 e-Science applications" by Chinese Academy of Sciences. Since its release on May 15, 2015, AstroCloud has served 2 telescopes for proposal submission, 10 projects for data archiving and management. 300 users have been registered, and more than 100 virtual machine instances have been created.

As the latest use case of "scientific data based astronomical education and public outreach" from China-VO, Chinese ancient constellation catalogue and figures are integrated into Worldwide Telescope (WWT), and released freely to the public. Related work was shown at the 225th AAS in Seattle in January 2015.


The Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference provides a forum for scientists and programmers concerned with algorithms, software and software systems employed in the acquisition, reduction, analysis, and dissemination of astronomical data. The ADASS XXIV is underway in Calgary, Canada.

China-VO has been contributing to the conference activity for several years. 5 presentations from the China-VO team are submitted to the ADASS XXIV, including one oral presentation and 4 posters. These presentations focus on the recently released AstroCloud system. Backgrounds, architecture, data management, interoperability, cloud computing, current status of the AstroCloud are covered in these presentations.

For more information, please refer to website of the conference at:

Program Organizing Committee (POC) shows strong interest in holding an ADASS conference in China in the future.

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