The Korean Scientist Group (KSG) comes to a new partner of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) in July of 2004. The KSG is a consortium of academic institutions organized in 2004. Current KSG members are Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), Kyungpook National University, Kyung Hee Univeristy, Pusan National University, Sejong University, Seoul National University, and Yonsei University. The KSG consists of 10 professors, post-docs and graduate students, and hosts KSG meeting twice per year to discuss related issues, to share their common interests and information, and to promote close collaboration of members on SDSS project.
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (www.sdss.org), when completed, will map in detail one-quarter of the entire sky, determining the positions and absolute brightness of 100 million celestial objects. It will also measure the distances to more than a million galaxies and quasars.
Mapping the Universe! SDSS Press Releases Survey Status Data Products SDSS SkyServer Data Release Schedule -- timeline for public release of SDSS data products. Value-added catalogs derived from SDSS data June, 2005: Data Release Four: 180 milion unique objects Imaging & 849,920 spectra. June, 2006: Data Release Five: 215 milion unique objects Imaging & 1,048,960 spectra. Publications
Funding for the SDSS and SDSS-II has been provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Participating Institutions, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Japanese Monbukagakusho, the Max Planck Society, and the Higher Education Funding Council for England. The SDSS Web Site is http://www.sdss.org/. The SDSS is managed by the Astrophysical Research Consortium for the Participating Institutions. The Participating Institutions are the American Museum of Natural History, Astrophysical Institute Potsdam, University of Basel, Cambridge University, Case Western Reserve University, University of Chicago, Drexel University, Fermilab, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Japan Participation Group, Johns Hopkins University, the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, the Korean Scientist Group, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (LAMOST), Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics (MPA), New Mexico State University, Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Portsmouth, Princeton University, the United States Naval Observatory, and the University of Washington.
The 2.5-meter Sloan telescope at New Mexico, USA. Photo courtesy of SDSS
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