AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

The National Virtual Observatory/SegNVO Project (Abstract)

Volume 32 number 1 (2004)

Janet A. Mattei
Isabel Hawkins
Nahide Craig
Rejane Spitz

Abstract

(Abstract only) The National Virtual Observatory (NVO) represents a novel type of scientific organization for the era of information abundance. It has a broad range of interfaces and constituents, including amateur astronomers. The AAVSO is working with the Science Education Gateway, which is funded by NASA, to discuss and analyze the needs, perceptions, and opinions of astronomers on the potential use of the NVO Project.