Support & Community

Get connected.

The VO provides useful and powerful tools and services to the astronomical community. Wondering where to start? We list a couple of ways you can get connected with the VO below:


Getting Help

If you have questions about using the USVOA, making your data available to USVOA users, or wish to get involved with USVOA activities, send us an email at


How Others Have Used the VO

The International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) maintains a list of VO tools and services useful for astronomers. Search for tools by functionality or in alphabetical order.

See all VO-related publications on ADS. These papers have the term “virtual observatory” in their abstracts:

Also check out the IVOA newsletters for the latest VO-related news and publications.


Science Definition for the Virtual Observatory

Read our mission statement, [other documents…]