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Paper: A Review of the Star*s Family Products
Volume: 61, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems III
Page: 135
Authors: Heck, A.
Abstract: The current situation of the Star*s Family will be reviewed, as it is a growing collection of products: directories, dictionaries, databases, data sets, and so on. The directories gather together all practical data available on organizations involved in astronomy, related space sciences and fields, while the dictionaries concern abbreviations, acronyms, contractions and symbols encountered in the same areas. On-line databases correspond to both the dictionaries and directories. They are accessible at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) through Starcat and at the European Space Agency (ESA) through ESIS. Their implementation is presently carried out at Strasbourg astronomical Data Center (CDS). Other agreements are currently negotiated. Practical information on the availability of all products can be obtained from the author either by telefax (+33 - 88 49 12 55) or by e-mail (
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