US Virtual Astronomical Observatory

(from the VAO website:) The US Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO) is the VO effort based in the US, and it is one of many VO projects currently underway worldwide. The primary emphasis of the VAO is to provide new scientific research capabilities to the astronomy community. Thus an essential component of the VAO activity is obtaining input from US astronomers about the research tools that are most urgently needed in their work, and this information will guide the development efforts of the VAO. Examples of current VAO projects are given on these web pages, and the VAO will maintain a continuing effort to be informed of current astronomy needs and interests.