AAS 199th meeting, Washington, DC, January 2002
Session 10. Data Centers, NVO and Catalogs
Display, Monday, January 7, 2002, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[10.06] The Astrophysics Visualization Archive: Toward a Virtual Observatory Node at AMNH/Hayden

B. P. Abbott, C. T. Liu, N. D. Tyson (AMNH)

The American Museum of Natural History and the Hayden Planetarium are developing a node for the Virtual Observatory (http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/hp/vo/). Consistent with our institutional mission, part of this node includes a component dedicated to education and public outreach. As a first step, we have developed the Astrophysics Visualization Archive (AVA), a searchable clearinghouse of scientific visualizations, particularly focusing on computational astrophysics. This archive is an educational tool that brings research astronomy down to a level appropriate for use in the classroom. In addition, it will also serve as a point of communication for the computational astrophysics community to present and follow recent research results produced throughout the community. In the future, we will build our virtual observatory node to include features such as data distribution as well as real-time, interactive data visualization.

This project is supported by the National Science Foundation via the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

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