First Working Group Meeting on Radioastronomical Databases

Andernach, H.
Bibliographical reference

Handling and Archiving Data from Ground-based Telescopes, ESO Conference & Workshop Proceedings, vol. 50, p. 117-124 eds. M. Albrecht & F. Pasian, ESO, Garching, Germany

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The aims, achievements and plans of the Working Group on `Radioastronomical Databases' of IAU Commission 40 are outlined. Special recommendations emerged from its present first meeting. These regard the electronic availability of published tabular data, the educational needs to prepare for the age of `Network Astronomy', the preparation of a master index of all machine-readable astronomical catalogues, and the nomenclature of radio sources. Current on-line search facilities for radio-source data are reviewed.