List of acronyms in Astronomy, a glossary.


AAADCAperture Array Design & Construction
AARTFAACAmsterdam ASTRON Radio Transient Facility And Analysis Centre
AAVSAperture Array Verification System
AENEASAdvanced European Network of E-infrastructures for Astronomy with the SKA
AGNActive Galactic Nuclei
AIPAdvanced Instrumentation Programme
ALMAAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
ANTARESAstronomy with a Neutrino Telescope and Abyss environmental Research
APCAstroParticule et Cosmologie
APERTIFAperture Tile In Focus
APPECAstroParticle Physics European Consortium
ARTSAPERTIF Radio Transient System
ASKAPAustralian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder
ASPERAAstroparticle Physics European Research Area
ASTERICSAstronomy ESFRI & Research Infrastructure Cluster
ASTRONNetherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy
Astro-WISEAstronomical Wide-field Imaging System for Europe
ATHAstro Tech Holding
BBALTICSBuilding on Advanced LOFAR Technology for Innovation, Collaboration, and Sustainability
BTTBureau of Technology Transfer
CCAMRASC.A. Muller Radio Astronomie Station (volunteers)
CEACommissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
CfACenter for Astrophysics (Harvard University, Cambridge USA)
CITTCalibration and Imaging Tiger Team
CNRSCentre National de la Recherche Scientifique
CPPMCentre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
CRAFCommittee on Radio Astronomy Frequencies (from ESF)
CSPCentral Signal Processor
CTACherenkov Telescope Array
CUDACompute Unified Device Architecture
CWLCommon Workflow Language
DD-ANAData Analysis/interpretation
DESCADevelopment of a Simplified Consortium Agreement
DESYDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron
D-GEXData Generation and information Extraction
D-GIAData Generation, Integration & Analysis
D-INTData systems Integration
DiRACDistributed infrastructure with Remote Agent Control
DSLDiscovering the Sky at the Longest Wavelengths
EEASEuropean Astronomical Society
eduGAINEducation Global Authentication Infrastructure
E-ELTEuropean Extremely Large Telescope
EGEEEnabling Grids for E-science
EGIEuropean Grid Infastructure
EGOEuropean Gravitational Observatory
EMCElectro Magnetische Compatibiliteit
EOREpoch of Reionization
EOSCEuropean Open Science Cloud
EPAEarly Production Array
ERA-NETEuropean Research Area Network
ERCEuropean Research Council
ERCETEuropean Research Center for Exascale Technology
ERICEuropean Research Infrastructure Consortium
ESAEuropean Space Agency
ESCAPEEuropean Science Cluster of Astronomy and Particle Physics ESFRIs
ESFEuropean Science Foundation (Strasbourg)
ESFRIEuropean Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures
ESOEuropean Southern Observatory
ETEinstein Telescope
Euclidan ESA medium class astronomy and astrophysics space Mission
EUDATEuropean Collaborative Data Infrastructure
EU-T0Data Research and Innovation Hub (European Tier 0)
EURO-VOEuropean Virtual Observatory
e-VLBIEuropean Very Long Baseline Interferometry
EVNEuropean VLBI Network
EXPReSExpress Production Real-time e-VLBI Service
FFAUFriedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg
FITSFlexible Image Transport System
FPGAField Programmable Gate Array
HHBAHigh Band Antenna
HDFHierarchical Data Format
HESSHigh Energy Stereoscopic System
HPCHigh Performance Computing
HSTHubble Space Telescope
HTSMHigh Tech Systemen en Materialen
IIAAInternational Academy of Astronautics
IAFInternational Astronautical Federation
IAPInstitut d’Astrophysique de Paris
IAUInternational Astronomical Union
IceCubeSouth Pole neutrino observatory
IEECInstitut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (Institute for Space Studies of Catalonia)
IFAEInstituto de Fisica de Altas Energias
ILTInternational Lofar Telescope
INAFInstituto Nazionale di AstroFisica
INFNInstituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
INTIsaac Newton Telescope (La Palma)
INTAInstituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial
IRAInstituto di Radioastronomia (Bologna)
iRODSIntegrated Rule-Oriented Data System
IVOAInternational Virtual Observatory Alliance
IVSInternational VLBI Service
JJIVEJoint Insititute for VLBI ERIC
JCMTJames Clark Maxwell Telescope (Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii)
JWSTJames Webb Space Telescope (NASA)
KKM3-NeTKM3 Neutrino Telescope
KPIKey Performance Indicators
KSPKey Science Project
LLAPPLaboratoire d’Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique des Particules
LBALow Band Antenna
LEITLeadership in Enabling & Industrial Technologies
LIGOLaser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory
LNALow Noise Amplifier
LOFARLow Frequency Array
LSSTLarge Synoptic Survey Telescope
LUTHLaboratoire de l'Univers et de ses Théories
MMAGICMajor Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov telescopes
MAUDManagement, User engagement and data Dissemination
MFAAMid Frequency Aperture Array
MPEMass Participation Experiments
MWAMurchison Widefield Array (in Australia)
NNACNederlandse Astronomen Club
NCLENetherlands-China Long-wavelength Explorer
NEXPReSNovel Explorations Pushing Robust e-VLBI Services
ngVLAnext generation Very Large Array
NLAPNetherlands Low-Frequency Radio Astronomy Platform
NL-LACNL LOFAR voor Astronomie Consortium
NOVANederlandse Onderzoekschool Voor Astronomie
NRFNational Research Foundation (South Africa)
NRONationaal Regieorgaan Onderwijsonderzoek
NWONederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
OOAI-PMHOpen Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting
OASObservatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg
OASISOptically Adaptive System for Imaging Spectroscopy
OBSPARObservatoire de Paris
OLFAROrbiting Low Frequency Antenna for Radio Astronomy
OpenLDAPOpen Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
PPIPrincipal Investigator
PRACEPartnership for Advanced Computing in Europe
RRCUReceiver Unit
RDAResearch Data Alliance
RFIRadio Frequency Interference
RIResearch Infrastructure
ROOTObject-oriented program and library developed by CERN
RoSFRegion of Smart Factories
SSACScience Advisory Committee
SDPScience Data Processor
SDPScience Data Products
SETISearch for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
SKASquare Kilometre Array
SMESmall and Medium-sized Enterprises
SODPSKA Observatory Development Programme
SRCCGSKA Regional Centre Coordination Group
STWStichting voor de Technische Wetenschappen
SURFnetsubsidiary of Samenwerkende Universitaire Reken Faciliteiten
TTERAPIXTraitement Élémentaire, Réduction et Analyse des Pixels
TKITopconsortia voor Kennis en Innovatie
UURSIUnion Radio-Scientifique Internationale
VVERITASVery Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System
VIRGOInterferometer for detection of Gravitational Waves
VLAVery Large Array (Socorro)
VLBIVery Long Baseline Interferometry
VLTVery Large Telescope (Atacama desert Chili)
VSTVLT Survey Telescope (Atacama desert Chili) - ESO
VOVirtual Observatory
WWBSPFWide Band Single Pixel Feed
WHTWilliam Herschel Telescope (La Palma, Canary Islands)
WLCGWorldwide LHC Computing Grid
WMSWeb Map Service
WPWork Package
WSRTWesterbork Synthesis Radio Telescope
XXLDBExtremely Large Data Base

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