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Main actors in astronomy research in the country  There are 7 Research Institutes in the structure of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NAS of Ukraine), 2 Research Institutes in the structure of the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sport of Ukraine (MESYS of Ukraine); 15 astronomical observatories and Departments in the structure of the Universities of the MESYS of Ukraine; 1 Private Astronomical Observatory play a main role in the development and teaching Astronomy in Ukraine.
The XPM Catalog  Absolute proper motions of 280 million stars distributed all over the sky without gaps in the magnitude range 10m < V <20m on the basis of combined data from 2MASS and USNO-A2.0 catalogues.
MAO NASU Plate Archive   Digital archive of MAO NAS of Ukraine (GPA) comprises data of about 26 thousands of direct photographic plates, obtained with 14 instruments in 9 observational sites, and more than 2000 digital images of different resolution available via GPA search pages.
Mykolaiv AO Plate Archive   Digital archive of Mykolaiv Aastronomical Observatory (MykAO) includes astronomical data obtained during observations with photo plates and CCD frames. The digitization of the archive is near its completion. Digitized images are available via a web browser and Aladin.
AO LNU Plate Archive   Astronomical Observatory of Lviv National University (AO LNU) is the owner of valuable archive that stores approximately 8 000 of photographic plates from 1939, including nearly 6 000 direct images of the northern sky. The archive is partly digitized and images are available via the joint search pages of AO LNU and MAO NASU.
IRA UTR-2 catalogue of RS   The very-low frequency sky survey of discrete sources has been obtained in the Institute of Radio Astronomy of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences (Kharkov, Ukraine) with the UTR-2 radio telescope at a number of the lowest frequencies used in contemporary radio astronomy within the range from 10 to 25 MHz.
Mykolaiv AO stellar catalogues   27 astrometric stellar catalogues of Mykolaiv Aastronomical Observatory (MykAO) in VOTable format are available for downloading
AO KNU Historic Plate Archive   AO KNU glass collection contains about 20 thousand photographic plates. Historical part of the archive was received during 1898-1946 and now is being digitized.
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GRID-based Virtual Observatory VIRGO.UA 
VO VIRGO.UA for cosmology and astrophysics is a segment of VO «Infrastructure»- a virtual organization, which deals with ensuring the provision of standards for Grid Services for virtual organizations, to ensure reliability functioning of the Ukrainian power grid, Grid training for users and administrators of the Grid sites, as well as the creation of technical conditions UNG for entry into the international grid community...
WDC-Ukraine is a part of World Data Center System of the International Council of Science (ICSU). Among the basic tasks of WDC-Ukraine there is collection, handling and storage of science data and giving access to it for usage both in science research and study process. That include contemporary tutoring technologies and resources of e-libraries and archives; remote access to own information resources for the wide circle of scientists from the universities and science institutions of Ukraine...
Astronomical Net of Ukraine 
Добро пожаловать на портал! Терабайты видео, книг и другой астрономической научной и научно-популярной информации доступны для Вас! Вы также можете добавлять материалы - публиковать новости астрономии, статьи и т.п. Для этого достаточно пройти регистрацию. Давайте собирать информацию вместе!
US VAO Data Discovery Portal 
Find datasets from thousands of astronomical collections known to the VO and over wide areas of the sky. This includes important collections from archives around the world. Feedback on your experience with the tool is appreciated -- please send your comments, suggestions, and questions to the VAO Help Desk.
US VAO Cross-Comparison Tool 
Perform fast positional cross-matches between an input table of up to 1 million sources and common astronomical source catalogs, such as 2MASS, SDSS DR7 and USNO-B. Feedback on your experience with the tool is appreciated -- please send your comments, suggestions, and questions to the VAO Help Desk.
VOPlot v1.8 Beta 
VOPlot v1.8Beta includes many enhancements and bug fixes. To name a few v1.8Beta supports multi-grid plots for 2D Scatter-Plot which allows the user to have multiple plots having grid size from 1x1 to 3x3 in a single window. Paginated view is added to see data in tabular format which allows user to navigate systematically. Provision to label Lat/Long lines is also added. Users can now plot a cumulative histogram for all histogram types. VOPlot 1.8Beta shows the metadata of a FITS file instantaneously while the actual loading happens in background. VOPlot v1.8Beta also provides better handling of "faulty data" while parsing an ASCII file.

   DBGPA of MAO NAS of Ukraine 

Database of Golosiiv Plate Archive (DBGPA) includes about 26 000 plates of Golosiiv collection and being positioned as the prototype of Joint Digital Archive (JDA) of photographic observations of all Ukrainian glass archives DBGPA embraces data for more than 10 000 plates from collections of another Ukrainian observatories: Mykolaiv AO, AO LNU and AO KNU. Lately started process of archives' digitization has explosively enlarged the data volumes and the necessity to develope the tools for their administration and data search arose. Photographic archives are being considered as the astrometric component of JDA in wide spectrum range and obviously the access to them should be organized by formats and protocols of VO. On the step of transition from an online archive to the VO resource and owing to specificity of problems to be resolved we develope our own tools for data manipulations, which are necessary both for archive filling and its structure upgrade and for its' intended aggregation with the other observatories' archives of the same type.

DB of GPA is built in MySQL environment. The current version of the online software package DBGPA V2.0 is created in РНР with JavaScript and Flash ActionScript technologies. DBGPA V2.0 consists of three functional interfaces targeted the different user groups. Contributor interface with authorized access of different set of privileges is aimed at new instrumental archive creation, data correction and verification, arrangement of digitization in user friendly way, its control, etc. Administrative interface is developed for database integrity support, monitoring of error and correction logs, current database backup, user access control etc, and structurally is a component of the contributor interface with the highest privileges. User interface provides the open access to data search engine and includes the tools for the visualization of search results such as star map on star catalogue data over the area of the photographic plate, overlapping scheme for the selected plates, graphic presentation of archive statistic data as bar charts, distribution of plate centers on the celestial sphere etc.

After the digitisation had started functionality of the software package was enhanced with the additional modules on the Java and Flash ActionScript platforms which permit immediatly place digitized images into storage space, create the preview images, record them in the common database and make them available online for the remote user, giving him flexible instruments for the browsing of image detailes with zooming. In contributor interface the additional functionality is realised such as transformation into another graphic format "on the fly" or cutting out fragments of image etc.

Further development of software tools on the basis of DBGPA may be directed to :

- upgrade of user interface with services which could allow to transform the search page of database into instrument not only provided the access to data but to the tools of image processing including ones that are developed by IVOA;

- development of contributor interface by including modules provided the possibility of operative addition of another type archives (CCD, spectral and so on) to the combined database together with means of their joint management;

- development of means for presentation of any astronomical information (catalogues, tables, presentations etc), published on UkrVO and DBGPA pages, in formats, recommended by IVOA for data restoration, storage and transition.

Currently the comprehensive software package is in project, intended to make the digitized photographic archives actually virtual.

   Mykolaiv observatory software package 
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