Exploration of parameter spaces in a virtual observatory

@inproceedings{Djorgovski2001ExplorationOP,
  title={Exploration of parameter spaces in a virtual observatory},
  author={S. George Djorgovski and Ashish A. Mahabal and Robert J. Brunner and Roy Williams and Robert A. Granat and David W. Curkendall and Joseph C. Jacob and Paul E. Stolorz},
  booktitle={SPIE Optics + Photonics},
  year={2001}
}
Like every other field of intellectual endeavor, astronomy is being revolutionized by the advances in information technology. There is an ongoing exponential growth in the volume, quality, and complexity of astronomical data sets, mainly through large digital sky surveys and archives. The Virtual Observatory (VO) concept represents a scientific and technological framework needed to cope with this data flood. Systematic exploration of the observable parameter spaces, covered by large digital sky… 
Digging Deeper: Algorithms for Computationally-Limited Searches in Astronomy
TLDR
A number of interesting, often mission-critical challenges of this nature are defined in the broader context of time-domain astronomy, but with an eye on their applicability elsewhere.
Data-rich astronomy: mining synoptic sky surveys
In the last decade a new generation of telescopes and sensors has allowed the production of a very large amount of data and astronomy has become, a data-rich science; this transition is often labeled
Virtual astronomy, information technology, and the new scientific methodology
  • S. Djorgovski
  • Computer Science, Physics
    Seventh International Workshop on Computer Architecture for Machine Perception (CAMP'05)
  • 2005
TLDR
There is a powerful emerging synergy between the computationally enabled science and the science-driven computing, which will drive the progress in science, scholarship, and many other venues in the 21st century.
Astroinformatics: data-oriented astronomy research and education
  • K. Borne
  • Physics, Education
    Earth Sci. Informatics
  • 2010
TLDR
Astroinformatics is described, the new data-oriented approach to 21st century astronomy research and education and initiatives in science education through which students are trained to access large distributed data repositories, to conduct meaningful scientific inquiries into the data, to mine and analyze the data and to make data-driven scientific discoveries.
Some Pattern Recognition Challenges in Data-Intensive Astronomy
We review some of the recent developments and challenges posed by the data analysis in modern digital sky surveys, which are representative of the information-rich astronomy in the context of virtual
Scientific Data Mining in Astronomy
  • K. Borne
  • Physics, Computer Science
    Next Generation of Data Mining
  • 2008
TLDR
To facilitate data-driven discoveries in astronomy, a new data-oriented research paradigm for astronomy and astrophysics is envisioned -- astroinformatics, which is described as both a research approach and an educational imperative for modern data-intensive astronomy.
Towards an Automated Classification of Transient Events in Synoptic Sky Surveys
TLDR
The development of a system for an automated, iterative, real-time classification of transient events discovered in synoptic sky surveys and an automated follow-up recommendation engine that suggest those measurements that would be the most advantageous in terms of resolving classification ambiguities and/or characterization of the astrophysically most interesting objects.
Knowledge discovery in astronomical data
TLDR
The characteristics of astronomical data are introduced, the taxonomy of knowledge discovery is presented, and the functionalities ofknowledge discovery are described in detail, which shows knowledge discovery in databases (KDD) shows its superiority.
Physical Parameters of Northern Eclipsing Binaries in the Catalina Sky Survey
We present the physical properties for 2281 northern eclipsing binary (EB) stars with eclipsing Algol (EA)-type light-curve (LC) morphology, based on data extracted from the Catalina Sky Survey
THE DISCOVERY AND NATURE OF THE OPTICAL TRANSIENT CSS100217:102913+404220* **
We report on the discovery and observations of the extremely luminous optical transient CSS100217:102913+404220 (CSS100217 hereafter). Spectroscopic observations showed that this transient was
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 18 REFERENCES
Toward a National Virtual Observatory: Science Goals, Technical Challanges, and Implementation Plan
The National Academy of Science Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee, in its new Decadal survey entitled Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium, recommends, as a first priority, the
Morphological Astronomy
  • Physics
    Nature
  • 1948
THE Halley Lecture for 1948, with the above title, was delivered at Oxford on May 12 by Dr. F. Zwicky, of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. The lecture covers such a wide range in
Virtual Observatories of the Future
Virtual Observatories of the Future, A.S.P
  • Conf. Ser. vol
  • 2001
Toward a National Virtual Observatory: Science Goals, Technical Challenges, and Implementation Plan " , in: Virtual Observatories of the Future
  • Toward a National Virtual Observatory: Science Goals, Technical Challenges, and Implementation Plan " , in: Virtual Observatories of the Future
  • 2001
, AJ , 109 , 2401 White Paper 2001 , " Toward a National Virtual Observatory : Science Goals , Technical Challenges , and Implementation Plan " , in : Virtual Observatories of the Future
  • 1995
Mining the Sky, ESO Astrophysics Symposia
  • 2001
Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY RECOMMENDATIONS Introduction Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium Accomplishments of the 1990s The Legacy of the Previous Decadal Survey Approach and Scope
Mining the Sky
Mining the Sky, ESO Astrophysics Symposia, Berlin: Springer Verlag, in press
  • 2001
...
...