Radio Astronomy on Galaxy Clusters, Cooling Flows in Galaxy Clusters, Stellar populations - Near Infrared Photometry, Optical surface photometry and the ESO-LV catalogue, Opacity of Spiral galaxies, Dark Matter, ISO-SWS

VALLEE, Jacques P. ( Victoria B.C., National Research Council Canada )

Magnetic Fields in astronomical objects: cosmological, galactic, protostellar, stellar, planetary, meteoritic, etc.

van BELLE, Gerard ( JPL )

Optical interferometry, stellar effective temperatures and radii


VAN DER WERF, Paul ( Leiden Obs. )

VAN DISHOECK, Ewine ( Leiden Obs. )

VAN DYK, Schuyler ( IPAC )

VAN GENDEREN, A.M. ( Leiden Obs. )

VAN KAMPEN, Eelco ( Edinburgh )

VAN KERKWIJK, Marten H. ( Utrecht University )

The formation and evolution of binary stars, and the use of binaries to infer fundamental properties of stars, especially of compact objects.

Vassar College - Department of Physics and Astronomy

Vatican Observatory

The Vatican Observatory has its headquarters at Castel Gandolfo, near Rome, Italy. Its dependent research center, the Vatican Observatory Research Group (VORG), is hosted by Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Vaulx-en-Velin Planetarium

[in French]

VEILLEUX, Sylvain ( University of Maryland )

Ventspils International Radioastronomy Centre ( VIRAC )

The Ventspils 32-m antenna is the biggest in the Baltics. The main purpose of the VIRAC is to take part in observations at high angular resolution of faint sources of cosmic natural and artificial radiation in order to accumulate observational data for fundamental and practical research programmes in radioastronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, geophysics, geodynamics, geodesy, co-ordinate-time service and other.

Venus Revealed Images ( Images of Venus and Venus exploration craft )

A choice selection of images of Venus and Venus exploration craft from the book Venus Revealed by David Grinspoon

VERNER, Dmitri ( U of Kentucky )

Very Large Array - Schedules ( VLA )

Very Large Array ( VLA )

Very Large Telescope Project ( VLT, ESO )

ESO is building what will be the World's largest optical telescope array, The Very Large telescope (VLT).
The ESO Very Large Telescope will consist of four 8-meter telescopes which can work independently or in combined mode. In this latter mode the VLT provides the total light collecting power of a 16 meter single telescope, making it the largest optical telescope in the world. The four 8-m telescopes supplemented with 3 auxilliary 1 m telescopes may also be used in interferometric mode providing high angular resolution imaging. The useful wavelength range extends from the near UV up to 25 microns in the infrared.

Very Long Baseline Array / Global Network - Schedules ( VLBA )

Very Long Baseline Array ( VLBA )

Very Small Array ( VSA )

The Very Small Array is an interferometer array designed to make images of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation on angular scales around one degree. The VSA consists of an array of 14 small antennas, working at a frequency in the range 26-36 GHz, and will be sited at the Teide Observatory in Tenerife.


Victoria University of Wellington Astrophysics

Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) Astrophysics group web site. The site describes the group members, their research, and astrophysics courses at VUW. The Astrophysics group is part of the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at VUW.

Video Astronomy by Craig Zerbe

Astroimaging using an Astrovid 2000 video camera. Examples and techniques for high resolution lunar and planetary images. The following resources are similar (same sort-key, different text):

Video Astronomy by Craig Zerbe

Astrovid, Astroimaging Moon and Planets.

Vienna Theoretical Astrophysics Group ( TAG )

Vienna University - Institute for Astronomy

The WWW server of the Institute for Astronomy, at the University of Vienna in Austria, provides information about the Institute and an electronic version of the Delta Scuti Star Newsletter.

Views Of The Solar System

Views Of The Solar System has been created as an educational tour of the solar system. It contains images and information about the Sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets and meteoroids found within the solar system. The image processing for many of the images was done by Calvin J. Hamilton.

Viking Mission to Mars - Online Resources ( PDS Imaging Node. JPL. NASA )

A list of high quality, web-based resources related to the Viking mission to Mars. Includes direct links to the PDS-archived data stored on CD-ROM, as well as to browsers to view and search the data.

Villanova University - Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Virginia Military Institute - Department of Physics and Astronomy ( VMI )

A description of the Astronomy Program at Virginia Military Institute, in Lexington, Virginia. Includes a description of the VMI Observatory and the astronomy program (along with the Physics Program).

Virginia Tech Astrophysics

The astrophysics group at Virginia Tech is active in extragalactic astronomy and studies of the interstellar medium (ISM)

Virgo Interferometer ( VIRGO )

The purpose of the Virgo interferometer is to detect arrival of gravitational waves on earth from astronomical sources.

Virtual Observatories of the Future

The goal of the meeting held in Pasadena, June 13 - 16, 2000, was to explore the possibilities for new astronomy with large digital sky surveys and archives, and to define the technical needs and the mandate for the future National (and ultimately Global) Virtual Observatory.

Virtual Observatory Forum

Discussion forum for the "Virtual Observatory".

Virtual Sky ( Federated Sky Surveys )

A portal to multiple representations of the night sky, including a high-resolution (1 second/pixel) optical survey of the Northern sky and the Uranometria engravings from 1603.

Virtual trips to black holes and neutron stars

This page contains MPEG movies and GIFs highlighting the visual distortion effects an observer would see in the high gravity environment of a neutron star or black hole (Schwarzschild metric). It is based on a refereed paper by Robert J. Nemiroff that appeared in the American Journal of Physics and is intended for educational use. The hypertext reviews several relevant aspects of gravitational lensing.


Theory of accretion disks, plasma turbulence

Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy ( VISTA )

VISTA is the Visible and Infrared Telescope for Astronomy: a 4-m Wide Field Survey telescope for the Southern Hemisphere, being built at Cerro Paranal, close to ESO VLT, by a consortium of 18 UK universities.

Visiting Assistant Professor Position

The Department of Physics and Space Sciences at Florida Tech has an immediate opening for a Visiting Assistant Professor. [posted on 19 May 1998]

VISTA Software

Visual Satellite Observers

VizieR Catalogue Service ( CDS, Strasbourg )

VizieR provides access to the most complete library of published astronomical catalogues and data tables available on line, organized in a self-documented database.
Query tools allow the user to select relevant data tables and to extract and format records matching given criteria. Specific care has been taken for optimizing access to some very large catalogues such as
Guide Star Catalog or USNO-A2.

VLAHOS, Loukas ( Aristotle Univ. Thessaloniki )

VLBI Antenna at Fortaleza, Brazil

VLBI Space Observatory Programme ( VSOP )

The VSOP (VLBI Space Observatory Programme) mission is led by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, in collaboration with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. The first VSOP satellite was successfully launched 12 February 1997 on the new ISAS M-V rocket from the Kagoshima Space Center. The satellite, renamed HALCA after its successful launch, sucessfully deployed an 8 meter diameter radio telescope in orbit on 27 & 28 February 1997. HALCA is in an elliptical Earth orbit, with an apogee height of 21,000km and a perigee height of 560km, which enables VLBI (Very Long Baseline Interferometry) observations on baselines up to three times longer than those acheivable on Earth.

VLT Mid Infrared Imager Spectrometer ( VISIR, ESO VLT )

VLT Survey Telescope ( VST )

The VST project is a cooperation between the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory (OAC) for the study, design and construction of a wide field alt-az telescope of 2.6 m aperture, specialized for high quality astronomical imaging to be installed and operated on Cerro Paranal, next to ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT).

VOGEL, Stuart ( U. Maryland )

VOGELEY, Michael S. ( Princeton )

VOGT, Nicole P. ( Lick Observatory )

The WWW page for Nicole P. Vogt at UCO/Lick Observatory contains astronomical preprints, utilities, and information on the DEEP (Deep Extragalactic Exploratory Probe) project, a focused study of distant galaxy evolution and formation.

Volga Space Plasma Physics Summer School Information - 1997

The purpose of these Summer Schools, held every second summer onboard a river cruise ship on the Volga and organised jointly by the Radiophysical Research Institute (NIRFI), Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia and the Uppsala Division of the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRFU), Uppsala, Sweden, is to give an introduction to modern space plasma physics by bringing together experienced researchers, young scientists and scholars in astrophysics, space physics and plasma physics for a fruitful exchange of ideas across areas of interest, language, culture and age barriers.
The topics covered include linear and non-linear plasma physics, waves and radiation phenomena in plasma, waves in random media and turbulence, planetary, solar and stellar coronal plasma, plasma under extreme conditions in space, space plasma radio emission, radio methods for investigating space plasma environments, and the use of the Earth's ionosphere and magnetosphere as a space plasma laboratory for model experiments simulating phenomena in other plasma environments.

Voyages Through the Universe Site

This site accompanies the introductory college textbook by Fraknoi, Morrison, and Wolff (1997, Harcourt Brace) and includes annotated links, resource lists for beginning astronomy instructors, teaching hints, and more.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Astrofysisch Instituut ( Belgium )

VRML 3D Interactive Map of Regional Galaxies ( Galaxies in VRML )

This page is a representation of the nearest 150 or so galaxies for which both a visible distance estimate exists along with their red-shift values. They are represented as spheres in their appropriate positions and are color-coded to display their red-shift values. Names appear as you approach them. As you rotate this world you can clearly see a clustering/streaming affect and also a flattened fan-out starting at an area in the vicinity of The Milky Way. The VRML text was generated by a C++ program which parsed the CFA Redshift Catalogue, Version June 1995 (Huchra+1995).


VSNET, maintained by VSNET Administrators, Kyoto University, consists of mailing lists for distribution of various messages on variable stars, especially cataclysmic variables (CVs) and related objects. VSNET now has three addresses for delivering different content of mails. (click to retrieve mail archives) vsnet-obs@kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp vsnet-alert@kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp vsnet@kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp The first address is used for data distribution. The second is for alert on the discovery of supernovae, novae, rare outbursts, discovery of new variable star, dramatic change of known variable stars, and so on. The third is for the general information, discussion on the variable stars problems, complied data, finding charts, preprints and other variable star-related contents which are not covered by the first two addresses.

Vulcan Camera Project

The Vulcan Camera Project, sponsored by NASA Ames Research Center, is designed to detect transits of large extrasolar planets using differential photometry. Vulcan uses a 15cm aperture refactor at Lick Observatory to image a wide field in which ~6000 stars are monitored for two months, in a search for the ~1% transit signal expect from a 51 Pegasi-type planet. Vulcan is a ground-based test-bed for the proposed Kepler Mission to detect Earth-sized exoplanets.