ChiVO, the first Chilean Virtual Observatory, and one of many virtual observatory projects underway around the world, was launched in April 2015. ChiVO is an astro-informatic platform for the administration and analysis of massive amounts of data coming from the observatories built across the country. The ALMA telescope, for example, located in the Andean highlands, is expected to generate around over one Terabyte of data per day. CHiVO will provide advanced computing tools, storage and fast data transfer rates using research network infrastructure so that the Chilean astronomical community can optimize observation time. But it’s not only astronomers who will benefit from CHiVO, students at schools across the country will also be able to access the data to learn about the universe.

Published: 08/2015

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