Monthly Archives: September 2017


RadioNet Coordinator Anton Zensus elected Board Chair of the Event Horizon Telescope

In its last meeting, the Board of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) elected Prof. Anton Zensus its Chairman. The EHT is an international collaboration aiming at  creating a virtual Earth-sized telescope with unprecedented angular resolution.  “Our goal is to test  some of the key predictions of Einstein’s General Relativity by imaging the immediate vicinity of [...]

By | 2017-09-27T12:16:58+00:00 September 25th, 2017|press release|Comments Off

YERAC: Proud of half a century

50 years ago Émile-Jacques Blum, Peter Mezger and Harry van der Laan had a vision of a meeting where young Europeans in radio astronomy could meet each other and exchange their experiences. The first Young European Radio Astronomers Conference (YERAC) was held in Paris in 1968, during the height of student and workers protests. Since [...]

By | 2017-09-19T09:20:06+00:00 September 18th, 2017|announcement, meetings, press release|Comments Off

RadioNet JRA RINGS in Dwingeloo 11 September 2017

The RadioNet Joint Research Activity RINGS (Radio Interferometry Next Generation Software) meets in Dwingeloo on 11 September 2017. RINGS partners from MPG, ASTRON, JIV-ERIC, UMAN, OSO, and DIAS start the work on the main objective for RINGS: To deliver advanced calibration algorithms for the next generation of radio astronomy facilities, characterized by a high sensitivity, a high bandwidth and [...]

By | 2017-09-14T07:40:31+00:00 September 11th, 2017|meetings, press release|Comments Off

e-MERLIN and EVN in the SKA era 11-12/09/2017

Today started a second of a series of open meetings and workshops to allow the astronomical community to discuss and contribute to the future developments and operations of the UK’s National Radio Astronomy Facility, e-MERLIN and the European VLBI Network (EVN).  The main purpose of the meeting is to inform the community of the existing and [...]

By | 2017-09-11T11:50:24+00:00 September 11th, 2017|announcement, meetings|Comments Off

EVN Newsletter 09/17 published!

The September issue of the EVN Newsletter has been issued. In this release the new chairman of the EVN Consortium Board of Directors John Conway thanks the outgoing CBD Chairman Rene Vermeulen for his excellent stewardship. In this edition of the newsletter one will find the information about the observing opportunities, scientific and technical highlights [...]

By | 2017-09-08T11:17:59+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off

50 years of pulsars! [4-8/09/2017]

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the first pulsar by Anthony Hewish and then-Phd student Jocelyn Bell Burnell. The Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester is hosting a major conference to celebrate this landmark discovery -  the IAU Symposium 337: Pulsar Astrophysics: The Next Fifty Years More [...]

By | 2017-09-04T13:34:13+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Open Day at Effelsberg Radio Observatory 09/09/2017

The Effelsberg Radio Observatory, home of the giant 100 m Radio Telescope of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR), celebrates its next Open Day on Saturday, Sep. 09, 2017, from 10 am to 5 pm. Everyone is welcome to visit the observatory, see the control room where the observations are supervised and also [...]

By | 2017-09-01T12:11:07+00:00 September 1st, 2017|announcement, press release|Comments Off