Thursday, January 23, 2003

Preservation

The National Post has the article "Celestial archive fades"
The boxes were piled up ready for garbage pickup when astronomer Elizabeth Griffin got wind of the renovations underway at a U.S. university last year. A collection of astronomy photographic plates dating back more than 50 years was to be chucked out to make way for a new laboratory.
The Spectroscopic Virtual Observatory is working to preserve and make accessible these resources.

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