Members of the Astrophysics Data Facility (ADF) participated in the 189th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) held on January 12-16, 1997, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In addition to giving a number of poster papers, the ADF's participation featured an exhibit booth highlighting the Astrophysics Multispectral Archive Search Engine (AMASE) project and the services of the Astronomical Data Center (ADC).
Top row left to right, Gail Schneider, Dave Leisawitz, Derck Massa, Cynthia Cheung, Nancy Roman, Gail Reichert. Bottom row, left to right, James Gass, James Blackwell, Nancy Oliversen.
The AMASE and ADC exhibits included on-line demonstrations of World Wide Web data lookup and retrieval. The ADC also distributed CD-ROMs from its Selected Astronomical Catalogs series. The newest CD-ROM of this series, Volume 3, was published in December 1996. Seventy-nine copies of Volume 3 were sold. (The $10 fee was waived for NASA-funded researchers.) Thirty-one copies of the earlier volumes were distributed at the meeting. The attending staffers took advantage of the conference to consult with colleagues from the Centre de Donnees astronomiques de Strasbourg, AAS, IPAC, and other institutions.
Cynthia Cheung stands before her poster presentation.
Jim Gass presents information on the ADC.
The star of the ADF's exhibit booth was the Multiwavelength Milky Way poster by Seth Digel and David Leisawitz (ADF), Sarah Geitz (Purdue University), and Jay Friedlander (NSSDC). More than 1,100 copies of this educational poster were given out at the four-day meeting in Toronto. [Editor's note: See the September 1996 issue of NSSDC News at http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nssdc_news/sept96/toc.html or http://adc.gsfc.nasa.gov/mw/milkyway.html for details about this poster.]
Gail Schneider prepares the Multiwavelength Milky Way posters for distribution.
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