2013 February 5-7


Important dates

  • First announcement : 30 November 2012
  • Deadline for workshop registration: 21 December 2012
  • Workshop: 5,6,7 February 2013. 


Purpose & Goals

The CoSADIE project is organising an international Virtual Observatory school at the Centro de Astrobiología, Madrid, Spain.

The Virtual Observatory (VO) is opening up new ways of exploiting the huge amount of data provided by the ever-growing number of ground-based and space facilities, as well as by computer simulations. The goal of the school is to expose European astronomers to the variety of VO tools and services available today so that they can use them efficiently for their own research.

Workshop format

To achieve these goals, VO experts will lecture and tutor the participants on the usage of such tools. Real life examples of scientific applications will be given, some of them selected from the science cases that participants will be asked to submit at the time of registration. A large fraction of the time will be dedicated to hands-on exercises, which will allow participants to become fully familiar with the VO capabilities on their own laptops.

Tools providing the following functionalities will be presented:

  • Data discovery 
  • Catalogue and table handling
  • Image and spectra handling
  • Cross-correlations

In order to ensure the right level of interaction, participation will be restricted to a limited number of participants. Preference will be given to PhD students and post-docs.


Financial Support

Some travel support is available for this workshop. Please contact your national CoSADIE board member representative directly at the time of registration. If your institution is based on a EU country not represented on the CoSADIE board, then contact Enrique Solano (esm at for travel support.

CoSADIE board members

  • France: Françoise Genova - francoise.genova at
  • Spain: Enrique Solano - esm at
  • Italy: Fabio Pasian - pasian at
  • United Kingdom: Andy Lawrence - al at
  • Germany: Joachim Wambsgans jkw at



Scientific and Technical Organizing Committee

  • Enrique Solano
  • Mark Allen
  • Francisco Jiménez
  • Carlos Rodrigo
  • Miriam Aberasturi
  • Giulia Iafrate
  • Gabriel Stoeckle
  • Markus Demleitner
  • Marco Molinaro
  • Sebastien Derriere
  • Massimo Ramella
  • Deborah Baines
  • Mark Taylor
  • Paul Harrison



Local Organizing Committee

  • Enrique Solano
  • Francisco Jiménez
  • Carlos Rodrigo
  • Rebeca Pulido
  • Miriam Aberasturi



For any information about the School, contact Enrique Solano ( and Francisco Jimenez (


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