The Chilean Virtual Observatory (CHIVO) is a VO developed in Chile and it is one of many VO projects currently underway in the world. It was born out of the need to archive data that require large storage capacities and the need to develop new tools for the analyzing large volumes of data and better algorithms for intelligent processing of astronomical data, this due to the volumes of large scale data that will generate the astronomical observatories in Chile, mainly the ALMA project that will generate over 1TB of data per day, and in this form be to able to store the data in the local territory to optimize the observation time of the chilean astronomers. Chivo is an initiative of the five most prestigious universities in the country, supported by the private institutions ALMA and REUNA. In addition of the use of the VO by scientists of astronomy area, the VO will be useful too for the students of schools, especially of schools of rural areas.
Este 24 de abril fue presentado en la Casa Central el proyecto ChiVO, una plataforma de astroinformática para administrar y analizar la gran cantidad de datos provenientes de los observatorios astronómicos instalados en el país.read more
Mauricio Solar, Director del proyecto FONDEF D11|1060, invita a Ud. a la ceremonia de cierre del proyecto "Desarrollo de una plataforma Astroinformática para la administración y análisis inteligente de datos a gran escala", la que se realizará el día viernes 24 de abril de 2015 en el Auditorio Principal del Edificio A de Rectoría en la Casa Central de la Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, avenida España 1680, Valparaíso.read more
The Oct 2014 issue of the IVOA Newsletter is now available. 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. read more
May 16, 2014
The May 2014 issue of the IVOA Newsletter is now available at ivoa.net.
SPIE is a not-for-profit international professional society for optics and photonics technology, founded in 1955.
It organizes technical conferences, trade exhibitions, and continuing education programs for researchers and developers in the light-based fields of physics, including, but not limited to: optics, photonics, and imaging engineering.read more
The project designed to manage and analyze the almost 250 terabytes of data that the Atacama Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) will generate each year has joined the International Virtual Observatory Alliance, becoming a key initiative in Chile's contribution to astroinformatics around the world.
The massive amounts of data generated by astronomical observatories located in Chile have created new development opportunities to meet the need for analytical tools, and underscore the need for innovation in new fields such as astronomical data management, astronomical engineering and astronomical computing.
One important contribution of astronomical computing, particularly in relation to the ALMA observatory, is the project entitled, "Development of an astronomical computing platform for large-scale data management and intelligent analysis." This project is being lead by Mauricio Solar of the Computer Engineering Department at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM). The project will cost around a million dollars and will last for 28 months.