||The Virtual Solar Observatory|
Version 1.2 available now
In keeping with our motto, "It's only ones and zeroes," click on the right-hand
thumbnail, above, for a closer look at our new logo.
2005 May 20: Try a
search with the current release version of the VSO. Different user interfaces allow
searches of all participating data services by:
Please try it and
let us know what you think.
- physical observable,
- instrument and data provider,
- spectral range, and
- "nicknames" for common types of data.
Note: In keeping with the virtual nature of the VSO, clicking on any of the
VSO search links
above can take you to any working, public instance of the VSO. All should work
the same, however, and all have the same access to the metadata from all the
current data services.
Applications programming interfaces for the VSO 1.2 are available in Perl, Java, and C/C++ at
our API documentation page. Check there for our WSDL
description as well.
Presentations at the 2005 Spring AGU/SPD meeting
VSO talks and posters at the New Orleans meeting (PDF format):
The current version of the data model is
1.8 (updated 2005 May 20).
VSO BoF sessions
Records of previous VSO Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions are now kept on
our BoFs page.
VSO resources (other VSO sites, etc.)
- Useful links for reference on underlying
- The Stanford VSO site allows
examination of the information in the VSO registry.
- The NSO VSO site contains the VSO
white paper, other papers on the VSO concept, and conceptualizations of a
possible user interface
Joseph B. Gurman
Responsible NASA official:
Joseph B. Gurman,
Facility Scientist, Solar Data Analysis Center
+1 301 286-4767
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Solar Physics Branch / Code 682
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Last revised - J.B. Gurman