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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

When a computer or a user is directly connected into a network and is capable of interacting with it, for example by querying the contents of a database.

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Astrophysics Data System

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 74 words.

An online database of journals and books hosted at the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and funded by NASA. Publications in the ADS cover the fields...

American Association of Variable Star Observers

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 54 words.

An amateur society founded in 1911, with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Observers around the world submit over a million variable star estimates to the AAVSO each year. There are...