The Messenger Instrumentation
The ALMA Science Archive Reaches a Major Milestone
No. 187 (June 2022), 25–30
Science archives are cornerstones of modern astronomical facilities. In this paper we describe the version 1.0 milestone of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array Science Archive. This version features a comprehensive query interface with rich metadata and visualisation of the spatial and spectral locations of the observations, a complete set of virtual observatory services for programmatic access, text-based similarity search, display and query for types of astronomical objects in SIMBAD and NED, browser-based remote visualisation, interactive previews with tentative line identification and extensive documentation including video and Jupyter Notebook tutorials. The development is regularly evaluated by means of user surveys and is entirely focused on providing the best possible user experience with the goal of helping to maximise the scientific productivity of the observatory.
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Stoehr, F., Manning, A., McLay, S., Ashigatawa, K., del Prado, M., Jenkins, D., Damian, A., Wang, K., Moraghan, A., Plunkett, A., Lipnicky, A., Sanhueza, P., Calistro Rivera, G., Gaudet, S.; The ALMA Science Archive Reaches a Major Milestone. The Messenger 187 (June 2022): 25–30. https://doi.org/10.18727/0722-6691/5267