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CDS Celebrates 40-year Anniversary


Created in 1972, the Strasbourg astronomical Data Center (CDS) is a world reference for collection and distribution of astronomical data and related information. CDS is also recognized as a pioneer in the dissemination of added-value digital scientific data. CDS is a certified WDS Regular Member and was previously a member of the ICSU Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical data analysis Services. On 18 September 2012, it celebrated its 40 years of existence.