Acronyms in astronomy, a glossary

Acronyms in astronomy, a glossary

List of acronyms in Astronomy, a glossary

Acronyms
A AADC Aperture Array Design & Construction
  AARTFAAC Amsterdam ASTRON Radio Transient Facility And Analysis Centre
  AAVS Aperture Array Verification System
  AENEAS Advanced European Network of E-infrastructures for Astronomy with the SKA
  AGN Active Galactic Nuclei
  AIP Advanced Instrumentation Programme
  AJDI ASTRON JIVE Daily Image
  ALMA Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
  ANTARES Astronomy with a Neutrino Telescope and Abyss environmental Research
  APC AstroParticule et Cosmologie
  APERTIF Aperture Tile In Focus
  APPEC AstroParticle Physics European Consortium
  ARTS APERTIF Radio Transient System
  ASKAP Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder
  ASPERA Astroparticle Physics European Research Area
  ASTERICS Astronomy ESFRI & Research Infrastructure Cluster
  ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy
  Astro-WISE Astronomical Wide-field Imaging System for Europe
  ATH Astro Tech Holding
B BALTICS Building on Advanced LOFAR Technology for Innovation, Collaboration, and Sustainability
  BTT Bureau of Technology Transfer
C CAMRAS C.A. Muller Radio Astronomie Station (volunteers)
  CEA Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
  CfA Center for Astrophysics (Harvard University, Cambridge USA)
  CITT Calibration and Imaging Tiger Team
  CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
  CPPM Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
  CRAF Committee on Radio Astronomy Frequencies (from ESF)
  CSP Central Signal Processor
  CTA Cherenkov Telescope Array
  CUDA Compute Unified Device Architecture
  CWL Common Workflow Language
D D-ANA Data Analysis/interpretation
  DESCA Development of a Simplified Consortium Agreement
  DESY Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron
  D-GEX Data Generation and information Extraction
  D-GIA Data Generation, Integration & Analysis
  D-INT Data systems Integration
  DiRAC Distributed infrastructure with Remote Agent Control
  DSL Discovering the Sky at the Longest Wavelengths
E EAS European Astronomical Society
  eduGAIN Education Global Authentication Infrastructure
  E-ELT European Extremely Large Telescope
  EGEE Enabling Grids for E-science
  EGI European Grid Infastructure
  EGO European Gravitational Observatory
  EMC Electro Magnetische Compatibiliteit
  EOR Epoch of Reionization
  EOSC European Open Science Cloud
  EPA Early Production Array
  ERA-NET European Research Area Network
  ERC European Research Council
  ERCET European Research Center for Exascale Technology
  ERIC European Research Infrastructure Consortium
  ESA European Space Agency
  ESCAPE European Science Cluster of Astronomy and Particle Physics ESFRIs
  ESF European Science Foundation (Strasbourg)
  ESFRI European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures
  ESO European Southern Observatory
  ET Einstein Telescope
  Euclid an ESA medium class astronomy and astrophysics space Mission
  EUDAT European Collaborative Data Infrastructure
  EU-T0 Data Research and Innovation Hub (European Tier 0)
  EURO-VO European Virtual Observatory
  e-VLBI European Very Long Baseline Interferometry
  EVN European VLBI Network
  EXPReS Express Production Real-time e-VLBI Service
F FAU Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg
  FITS Flexible Image Transport System
  FPGA Field Programmable Gate Array
H HBA High Band Antenna
  HDF Hierarchical Data Format
  HESS High Energy Stereoscopic System
  HPC High Performance Computing
  HST Hubble Space Telescope
  HTSM High Tech Systemen en Materialen
I IAA International Academy of Astronautics
  IAF International Astronautical Federation
  IAP Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris
  IAU International Astronomical Union
  IceCube South Pole neutrino observatory
  IEEC Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (Institute for Space Studies of Catalonia)
  IFAE Instituto de Fisica de Altas Energias
  ILT International Lofar Telescope
  INAF Instituto Nazionale di AstroFisica
  INFN Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
  INT Isaac Newton Telescope (La Palma)
  INTA Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial
  IRA Instituto di Radioastronomia (Bologna)
  iRODS Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System
  IVOA International Virtual Observatory Alliance
  IVS International VLBI Service
J JIVE Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe
  JCMT James Clark Maxwell Telescope (Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii)
  JWST James Webb Space Telescope (NASA)
K KM3-NeT KM3 Neutrino Telescope
  KPI Key Performance Indicators
  KSP Key Science Project
L LAPP Laboratoire d’Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique des Particules
  LBA Low Band Antenna
  LEIT Leadership in Enabling & Industrial Technologies
  LIGO Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory
  LNA Low Noise Amplifier
  LOFAR Low Frequency Array
  LSST Large Synoptic Survey Telescope 
  LUTH Laboratoire de l'Univers et de ses Théories
M MAGIC Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov telescopes
  MAUD Management, User engagement and data Dissemination
  MFAA Mid Frequency Aperture Array
  MPE Mass Participation Experiments
  MWA Murchison Widefield Array (in Australia)
N NAC Nederlandse Astronomen Club
  NCLE Netherlands-China Long-wavelength Explorer
  NEXPReS Novel Explorations Pushing Robust e-VLBI Services
  ngVLA next generation Very Large Array
  NLAP Netherlands Low-Frequency Radio Astronomy Platform
  NL-LAC NL LOFAR voor Astronomie Consortium
  NOVA Nederlandse Onderzoekschool Voor Astronomie
  NRF National Research Foundation (South Africa)
  NRO Nationaal Regieorgaan Onderwijsonderzoek
  NWO Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
O OAI-PMH Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting
  OAS Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg
  OASIS Optically Adaptive System for Imaging Spectroscopy
  OBSPAR Observatoire de Paris
  OLFAR Orbiting Low Frequency Antenna for Radio Astronomy
  OpenLDAP Open Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
P PI Principal Investigator
  PRACE Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe
R RCU Receiver Unit
  RDA Research Data Alliance
  RFI Radio Frequency Interference
  RI Research Infrastructure
  ROOT Object-oriented program and library developed by CERN
  RoSF Region of Smart Factories
S SAC Science Advisory Committee
  SDP Science Data Processor
  SDP Science Data Products
  SETI Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
  SKA Square Kilometre Array
  SME Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
  SODP SKA Observatory Development Programme
  SRCCG SKA Regional Centre Coordination Group
  STW Stichting voor de Technische Wetenschappen
  SURFnet subsidiary of Samenwerkende Universitaire Reken Faciliteiten
T TERAPIX Traitement Élémentaire, Réduction et Analyse des Pixels
  TKI Topconsortia voor Kennis en Innovatie
U URSI Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale
V VERITAS Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System
  VIRGO Interferometer for detection of Gravitational Waves
  VLA Very Large Array (Socorro)
  VLBI Very Long Baseline Interferometry
  VLT Very Large Telescope (Atacama desert Chili)
  VST VLT Survey Telescope (Atacama desert Chili) - ESO
  VO Virtual Observatory
W WBSPF Wide Band Single Pixel Feed
  WHT William Herschel Telescope (La Palma, Canary Islands)
  WLCG Worldwide LHC Computing Grid
  WMS Web Map Service
  WP Work Package
  WSRT Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope
X XLDB Extremely Large Data Base