The Subaru Seminar is
usually held in Room 104 of the Hilo Base Facility, adjacent
to the main lobby. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are
interested in giving a seminar, please contact Subaru
seminar organizers (Tomonori Usuda, Kumiko S. Usuda, Masahiko Hayashi, Masayuki Akiyama)
March 14, Monday at 11:00am
" Recent Progress of the Japanese Virtual Observatory Project;
Masatoshi Ohishi (NAOJ, Mitaka)
Astronomy is at the forefront for data conservation and distribution,
and also for information networking, availability of observatory archives, and
collaboration between archive providers, data centers and journals. The current
astronomy information network already allows scientists to surf from
to results published in journals, and includes value-added information services.
The next step is integration of the massive, heterogeneous, distributed
available information, including very large surveys, modelling results, etc.
Many VO projects around the world have started, and they have
formed the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA). One main
activity of this international effort is the definition of the interoperability
standards required to go further in integrating heterogeneous, distributed
We have been developing Japanese Virtual Observatory (JVO), as
a member of the IVOA, to integrate astronomical databases taken
by both ground-based and satellite-based telescopes operated by the NAOJ
and the JAXA/ISAS. JVO prototype has already been interconnected with
the VOs in the US and Europe since last December.
I will present technical details and achievements of the JVO prototype.
Seminars are also held at JAC,