Scoping the UK's Virtual Observatory: AstroGrid's Key Science Drivers

N. A. Walton, A. Lawrence, A. E. Linde

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AstroGrid, a UK e-Science astro-informatics project, with collaborating groups drawn from the major UK data archive centres, is creating the UK's first virtual observatory. AstroGrid is aiming to support a broad spectrum of astronomical activity, with an initial emphasis on meeting the needs expressed by the UK community. This paper discusses how AstroGrid is balancing the scientific requirements of the community (which includes the Solar and STP communities). Note is made of the use of interactive mechanisms provided by the project, especially those linked through the AstroGrid portal, in capturing user requirements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25
JournalAstronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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