Division B Facilities, Technologies and Data Science

President

David Richard Silva

National Optical Astronomy Observatory
950 North Cherry Avenue
Tucson AZ 85719
United States

Phone: +1 520 318 8281
Fax: +1 520 318 8170
Email: dsilvanoaoedu
Personal website: http://www.noao.edu/noao/staff/dsilva/
Organization website: http://www.noao.edu

Last updated:
May 18, 2011

Vice-President

Pietro Ubertini

INAF
IAPS - Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology, Roma
Via Fosso del Cavaliere 100
00133 Roma
Italy

Phone: +39 06 499 34090
Fax: +39 06 206 60188
Email: pietroubertiniiapsinafit
Organization website: http://www.iasf-roma.inaf.it/IAPS/

Last updated:
December 12, 2012

Steering Committee

Secretary

Michael G. Burton

University of New South Wales
School of Physics
Sydney NSW 2052
Australia

Phone: +61 02 9385 5618
Fax: +61 02 9385 6060
Email: MBurtonunsweduau
Personal website: https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/professor-michael-graham-burton
Organization website: http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/

Last updated:
October 2, 2013


Description

Modern astronomical research relies on a rich mixture of technology, systems, and processes deployed and operated on the ground and in space. High performance computing and information technology have become a key component of that mix. Continued innovation in all areas is mandatory as scientists seek greater sensitivity, higher spatial resolution, and larger samples of objects at all wavelengths. International cooperation will accelerate such innovation through the cross-fertilization of ideas, the development and protection of critical ground-based sites and electromagnetic bands for current and future facilities, and the combination of resources to build “world observatories”. Division B is the new home for the scientists and engineers who design, develop, deploy, and operate the ground- and space-based hardware and software tools and systems necessary to advance our knowledge of the cosmos.


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Participating Commissions

Division B Commission 5 Documentation & Astronomical Data
Division B Commission 6 Astronomical Telegrams
Division B Commission 14 Atomic & Molecular Data
Division B Commission 25 Astronomical Photometry and Polarimetry
Division B Commission 40 Radio Astronomy
Division B Commission 50 Protection of Existing & Potential Observatory Sites
Division B Commission 54 Optical & Infrared Interferometry

Division Working Groups

Division B WG Future Large Scale Facilities
Division B WG Site Testing Instruments

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