Acronym

Definition

URL

2MASS

Two Micron All Sky Survey

http://irsa.ipac.caltech.edu/applications/2MASS/

A&A

Astronomy & Astrophysics

http://www.edpsciences.org/aa/

AAPT

American Association of Physics Teachers

http://www.aapt.org/

AAS

American Astronomical Society

http://www.aas.org/

ACIS

Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer

ADCCC

Astronomical Data Centers Coordination Committee

http://www.adccc.org/

ADEC

Astronomy Data Centers Executive Committee

http://www.adccc.org/adec/

ADF

Astrophysics Data Facility

ADP

Astrophysics Data Program

ADS

Astrophysics Data System

http://adswww.harvard.edu/

AGILE

Astro-rivelatore Gamma a Immagini Leggero

http://agile.mi.iasf.cnr.it/Homepage/index.shtml

AISRP

Applied Information Systems Research Program

AKBAR

Astrophysics Knowledge Base for Analysis and Reporting

AJ

Astronomical Journal

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/AJ/journal/

ApJ

Astrophysical Journal

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/ApJ/journal/

APOD

Astronomy Picture of the Day

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/

ARGOS

Advanced Research and Global Observation Satellite

ARK

Astrophysics Research Knowledgebase

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ark/

ASCA

Advanced Satellite for Cosmology and Astrophysics

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/asca/ascagof.html

ASCII

American Standard Code for Information Interchange

ASD

Astrophysics Science Division

http://astrophysics.gsfc.nasa.gov/

BAT

Burst Alert Telescope

http://swift.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/swift/about_swift/bat_desc.html

BATSE

Burst and Transient Source Experiment

http://cossc.gsfc.nasa.gov/batse/

BBXRT

Broad-Band X-ray Telescope

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/bbxrt/bbxrt.html

BE

Beyond Einstein

http://beyondeinstein.nasa.gov/

BOCES

Board Of Cooperative Educational Services

CALDB

Calibration Database

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/heasarc/caldb/

CATSAT

Cooperative Astrophysics and Technology Satellite

http://www.catsat.sr.unh.edu/

CCD

Charge-coupled device

CD

Compact Disk

CDA

Chandra Data Archive

http://cxc.harvard.edu/cda/

CD-ROM

Compact disk - Read Only Memory

CDS

Centre de Donnés astronomiques de Strasbourg

http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/

CfA

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/

CGI

Common Gateway Interface

CGRO

COMPTON Gamma-Ray Observatory

http://cossc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

CIAO

Chandra Interactive Analysis of Observations

http://cxc.harvard.edu/ciao/

COBE

Cosmic Microwave Background Explorer

http://lambda.gsfc.nasa.gov/product/cobe/

CoI

Co-Investigator

Comptel

Compton Telescope

http://cossc.gsfc.nasa.gov/comptel/

CORE

Central Operation of Resources for Educators

http://core.nasa.gov/

COSSC

Compton Observatory Science Support Center

http://cossc.gsfc.nasa.gov/comptel/

CXC

Chandra X-ray Center

http://cxc.harvard.edu/

DAS

Data Archive System

DIS

Data Inventory Service

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/vo/

DOE

Department of Energy

http://www.doe.gov/

DSS

Digitized Sky Survey

http://archive.stsci.edu/dss/index.html

DTS

Data Transfer System

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/dts/

DUO

Dark Universe Observatory

http://duo.gsfc.nasa.gov/

DXS

Diffuse X-ray spectrometer

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/dxs/dxs.html

EA

Educator Ambassador

http://universe.sonoma.edu/ambassadors/

E/PO

Education and Public Outreach

EGRET

Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope

http://cossc.gsfc.nasa.gov/egret/

ESA

European Space Agency

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/index.html

EUD

Exploration of the Universe Division

(original name of ASD: q.v.)

EUVE

Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/euve/euvegof.html

EXOSAT

European X-ray Observatory Satellite

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/exosat/exosat.html

FIRST

Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-centimeters

http://sundog.stsci.edu/

FITS

Flexible Image Transport System

http://fits.gsfc.nasa.gov/

FTE

Full-Time Equivalent

FTP

File Transfer Protocol

fv

FITS viewer

Gb

Gigabit

GB

Gigabyte

GLAST

Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope

http://glast.stanford.edu/

GOF

Guest Observer Facility

GRB

Gamma-Ray Burst

GSC

Guide Star Catalogue

http://archive.stsci.edu/gsc/

GSFC

Goddard Space Flight Center

http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/

GSSC

GLAST Science Support Center

http://glast.gsfc.nasa.gov/ssc/

HEA

High Energy Astrophysics

HEADCC

High Energy Astrophysics Data Center Coordinating Committee

http://cxc.harvard.edu/headcc/

HEASARC

High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

HETE

High Energy Transient Experiment

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/hete2/

HEAO

High Energy Astrophysics Observatory

HEASOFT

High Energy Astrophysics Software

HQ

Headquarters

HRC

High Resolution Camera

HRI

High Resolution Imager

HST

Hubble Space Telescope

http://www.stsci.edu/hst/

HTML

Hypertext Markup Language

HUG

HEASARC Users Group

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/heasarc/hug/hug.html

INTEGRAL

International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/integral/integralgof.html

IPAC

Infrared Processing and Analysis Center

http://www.ipac.caltech.edu/

IR

Infrared

IRSA

Infrared Science Archive

http://irsa.ipac.caltech.edu/

ISDC

INTEGRAL Science Data Center

http://obswww.unige.ch/isdc/

ISAS

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

http://www.isas.ac.jp/e/index.shtml

IVO

International Virtual Observatory Alliance

http://www.ivoa.net/

JPL

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/

K-8

Kindergarten through eighth grade

LAMBDA

Legacy Archive for Microwave Background Data Analysis

http://lambda.gsfc.nasa.gov/

LHEA

Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics

(reorganized to part of EUD)

LISA

Laser Interferometer Space Antenna

http://lisa.jpl.nasa.gov/

LSU

Louisana State University

http://www.lsu.edu/

LTSA

Long-Term Space Astrophysics

MAST

Multimission Archive at Space Telescope

http://archive.stsci.edu/

MNRAS

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/

MO&DA

Mission Operations and Data Analysis

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

NEAT

Near Earth Asteroid Tracking

http://neat.jpl.nasa.gov/

NED

NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database

http://nedwww.ipac.caltech.edu/

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

http://www.nasa.gov/

NES

NASA Explorer School

http://explorerschools.nasa.gov/

NSES

National Science Education Standards

http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/nses/html/

NSSDC

National Space Science Data Center

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

NSTA

National Science Teachers Association

http://www.nsta.org/

NuSTAR

Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array

http://www.xraysmex.org/

NVO

National Virtual Observatory

http://www.us-vo.org/

NVSS

NRAO VLA Sky Survey

http://www.cv.nrao.edu/nvss/

OGIP

Office of Guest Investigator Programs

http://universe.gsfc.nasa.gov/ogip/

QPO

Quasi-Periodic Oscillations

OSO

Orbiting Solar Observatory

OSS

Office of Space Science

http://spacescience.nasa.gov/

OSSE

Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment

http://cossc.gsfc.nasa.gov/osse/

PASJ

Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan

http://pasj.asj.or.jp/

PASP

Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/PASP/journal/

PDMP

Project Data Management Plan

PI

Principal Investigator

PIMMS

Portable, Interactive, Multi-Mission Simulator

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/Tools/w3pimms.html

RAID

Redundant Array of Independent Disks

ROSAT

Röntgen Satellite

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/rosat/rosgof.html

RPS

Remote Proposal System

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/RPS/

RXTE

ROSSI X-ray Timing Explorer

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/xte/xtegof.html

SAO

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

http://sao-www.harvard.edu/

SAX

Satellite per Astronomia X

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/sax/saxgof.html

SAS

Small Astronomy Satellite

SEC

Sun-Earth Connection

http://sec.gsfc.nasa.gov/

SEU

Structure and Evolution of the Universe

http://universe.nasa.gov/

SEUEF

Structure and Evolution of the Universe Education Forum

http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/seuforum/

SOAP

Simple Object Access Protocol

SOC

Science Operations Center

STScI

Space Telescope Science Institute

http://www.stsci.edu/

TB

Terabyte

UK

United Kingdom

ULX

Ultra-Luminous X-ray source

USNO

United States Naval Observatory

http://www.usno.navy.mil/

USRA

Universities Space Research Association

http://www.usra.edu/

UVOT

Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope

http://swift.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/swift/about_swift/uvot_desc.html

VO

Virtual Observatory

http://www.ivoa.net/

WMAP

Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe

http://wmap.gsfc.nasa.gov/

XML

Extensible Markup Language

XMM-Newton

X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission

http://xmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/

XRT

X-ray Telescope

http://swift.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/swift/about_swift/xrt_desc.html



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