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Paper: The Portal to the Universe: A Comprehensive Gateway to What’s New in Astronomy
Volume: 400, Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy: A Hands-on Symposium
Page: 391
Authors: Christensen, L.L.; Gay, P.L.; the PTTU Cornerstone Task Group
Abstract: One of the greatest difficulties in astronomy is staying current. On any given day, half a dozen or more press releases may announce the latest discoveries of the professional astronomy community, while blogs and forums are alive with the latest sky events and news that has not yet made it to peer reviewed publications. To help bring all this content together, the Portal to the Universe is being built as a central aggregator of astronomy online content, including press releases, blogs, podcasts, image feeds and widgets. The Portal to the Universe is a Cornerstone project under the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
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