The IIA Center for Astronomical Data and Software (CADS) is a one stop shop for data from various facilities of IIA and a local mirror for international data. IIA has always been a source of astronomy data, with facilities ranging from Kodaikanal solar observatory (archival data from late 19th century onwards), to more recent Vainu Bappu Observatory at (VBO), Kavalur and Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO) at Hanle. Space missions like the UVIT/Astrosat and Aditya are under various stages of completion.
The center shall not be limited to a search and download interface. Our aim is to provide open data access plus cross mission development and support center for the scientific community, so as to maximize the scientific exploitation of every observation obtained.