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China-VO and Astroinformatics 2011, November 9 - 13


China-VO and Astroinformatics 2011 will be held from November 9 to 13 in Guiyang. During the workshop, participants will be organized to visit FAST observatory. For more information about the workshop, please click here.

November 2010 issue of IVOA Newsletter

 The November 2010 issue of the IVOA Newsletter is now available at This biannual newsletter for astronomers is intended to highlight new capabilities of VO tools and technologies for doing astronomy research. It also lists recent papers, and upcoming events. Comments and feedback are encouraged; you may contact the

China-VO 2010 was held successfully



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        China-VO 2010 was held successfully at Lijiang, Yunnan from Nov. 25-28. China-VO 2010 is the 9th annual meeting organized by the China-VO project. The theme of the meeting is "From VO to Astroinformatics". About 80 representatives from nationwide observatories, universities and companies attended the meeting. For more information please visit:


Happy Spring Festival


Happy New Year

Happy New Year

New funding approved for the China-VO education and public outre

Recently, an education and public outreach funding application from the China-VO project was approved by the NSFC. During the next three years, 250k RMB will be delivered to the China-VO to support its education and public outreach (EPO) activities on Virtual Observatory and e-Science concept. These EPO activities will take Worldwide Telescope as their platform, which is a rich interactive learning environment of the Universe populated by the highest resolution ground and space based imagery ever assembled.

NAOC establishes Information and Computing Center to improve app

On January 4, 2009, the first working day in the year, Information and Computing Center (I&CC) of headquarter of National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) was established. The new formed I&CC will be act as the lead and planner of IT related businesses, including China-VO and LAMOST database system, of headquarter of NAOC.

China-VO 2008 was held successfully

On the last weekend of November 2008, about 60 peoples attended the China-VO 2008, the 7th national VO meeting in China. 28 talks and 3 discussions were presented in the workshop, which made the China-VO 2008 to be the largest one in the history of the China-VO annual meetings. For more details please visit the website of the workshop.

NAOC and Tianjin Univ. will enhance cooperation in Astro-informa

On Nov. 13th, 2008, a joint laboratory, NAOC-TJU Joint Laboratory in Astro-Informatics was established between National Astronomical Observatories, CAS and Tianjin University. NAOC and TJU have been working together on Virtual Observatory for a few years. In the future, the joint laboratory will act as a base of cooperation between NAOC and TJU. Further collaborated research and developments on VO, LAMOST, and many other software and network related projects are going to be planed and initiated.

SDSS DR6 was fully mirrored at NAOC

After great effort of more then one year, the SDSS DR6 datasets ware fully mirrored at National Astronomical Observatories, CAS (NAOC). A mirror website is built at:
The available resources include:
SkyServer BestDR6 (2500GB)
SkyServer SegueDR6 (500GB)
Spectra DR6 (300GB)
Images DR6 (10TB)