The project formally ended in 2009, but the tools continue to be used.
RAL Space Involvement
Development of the AstroGrid infrastructure as part of the UK team.
To develop software tools that would allow an astronomer to perform data mining on databases covering a wide range of wavelengths (radio to X-ray), including solar and space plasma as well as traditional “dark sky" data. This enabled astronomers to undertake research projects that were previously impractical, the target being to be able to do things in minutes rather than months.
In order to enable easy access to a range of databases, AstroGrid was a partner in the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA), which developed international standards and protocols.
Project Start Date
The initial development was done in partnership with the universities of Edinburgh, Cambridge, Leicester, Manchester (Jodrell Bank), and University College London (MSSL). In later phases, staff from the universities of Bristol, Central Lancashire, Exeter, and Leeds joined the project.
Further Project Information
For more information please contact, RAL Space Enquiries