Booth Abstract

Demo Booth (D5) Mark Allen (CDS)

CDS - Strasbourg Astronomical Data Centre

The Strasbourg Astronomical Data Centre (CDS) provides a number of reference astronomy services. SIMBAD is the reference database for the identification and bibliography of astronomical objects (outside the solar system); VizieR is a catalogue service for large sky surveys, catalogues and tables published in academic journals, and increasingly for other types of data "attached to publications"; The Aladin interactive sky atlas provides an interactive portal for access to collections of images and data available in the Virtual Observatory; The CDS fast cross-matching service provides capabilities for positional cross-matching of very large catalogues, and the CDS portal provides a single entry point to the services. This booth will provide live demonstrations of these services, and is intended to foster collaborations and exchange of information.