[TDA_announce] TDA in IAU

G. C. Anupama gca at iiap.res.in
Sat Apr 25 21:54:47 EDT 2015

I agree to a TD WG, but not under data and documentation. As suggested by Elizabeth, Division G may be more appropriate.


G. C. Anupama
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<div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: "Griffin, Elizabeth" <Elizabeth.Griffin at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca> </div><div>Date:25/04/2015  23:59  (GMT+05:30) </div><div>To: "Robert J. Hanisch" <hanisch at stsci.edu>, tda_announce at timedomainastronomy.net </div><div>Subject: Re: [TDA_announce] TDA in IAU </div><div>
</div>Hi Bob,

Yes it may be unwieldy, but I was really trying to protect the TDA from a different fate - that of being labelled as "Data and Documentation", as the EC seems to want.  I accept that if 'm the only minority voice then I will go along with what the rest want, but I would seriously recommend discussing with at least the President of Div G (Ignai Ribas, Spain) the possibility of a new WG being hosted by his Division instead (or as well).  All of the topics now represented by Commissions of Div G were forefront topics at the TDA Symposium in 2011.  I just believe it will be harder to "grow out of" a label that a TDA WG is only about data, than it will be to *include* that label from a more solid position within astrophysics.  It would be equally difficult to emerge from a cradle within Astroinformatics and into astrophysics, without having earned the label of being only about data and computing.



> It seems a bit unwieldy to me to create so many WGs, but that¹s really up to you all.
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