Monthly Archives: October 2017


RadioNet at the 6th Astronomy Town Hall Meeting

The 6th Astronomy Town Hall Meeting on 20 - 21 October 2017 in Cape Town (ZA) was hosted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), in collaboration with the National Research Foundation (NRF). The meeting focused on coordination, development and promotion of astronomy in South Africa  (SALT, H.E.S.S., MeerKAT, AVN, LSST, SKA etc). The RadioNet Manager [...]

By | 2017-11-06T08:52:07+00:00 October 30th, 2017|press release|Comments Off

A new era in astronomy

On 17 August 2017 the US Laser Interferometer Graviational Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravitational waves produced by the merging of two neutron stars. Almost at the same time a gamma ray burst was detected by the gamma observatories Fermi and INTEGRAL. ESO and 70 other observatories immediately launched follow up observations in the optical, infrared, sub-millimeter [...]

By | 2017-10-26T12:42:44+00:00 October 24th, 2017|press release|Comments Off

e-MERLIN call for proposals until 16/11/17 – 23:59:59 UT

e-MERLIN requests proposals from the international astronomical community for observations to be made during Cycle-6. Proposals are competitively peer-reviewed under standard STFC rules by the PATT e-MERLIN Time Allocation Committee. Allocation will be made on the basis of scientific merit and technical feasibility alone. During e-MERLIN operations ~50% of observing time has been allocated to [...]

By | 2017-10-23T09:26:41+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|announcement, press release, transnational access|Comments Off

ALMA Data Processing Workshop in Lisbon in December 2017

The Portuguese ALMA CENTER of Expertise (PACE) on behalf of the Institute of Astronomy and Space Sciences, in collaboration with RadioNet and ESO, is glad to announce that an ALMA Data Processing Workshop will take place in Lisbon, December 5-7, 2017. The huge increase of the data available on the archive has improved enormously the [...]

By | 2017-10-18T11:29:10+00:00 October 18th, 2017|announcement, meetings, press release|Comments Off

APEX proposals – by 16/10/2017

Proposals are invited for observations with APEX in the period April – August 2018 - application information here. Deadline: Monday 16 October 2017 (23:59:59 UTC) APEX, the Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment, is a 12 m diameter submillimetre telescope at 5100 m altitude on Llano Chajnantor in Chile. The telescope is operated by Onsala Space Observatory, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR), and European Southern [...]

By | 2017-10-16T07:11:46+00:00 October 16th, 2017|announcement, transnational access|Comments Off

Start of the ERIS 2017 – Supported by RadioNet

The European Radio Interferometry School (ERIS) is a bi-annual graduate level school that forms a fundamental part of the training and development of young radio astronomers. This school is the seventh of a series of summer schools supported by RadioNet. The school offers both lectures and practical tutorials that are given by invited specialists in [...]

By | 2017-10-16T10:58:14+00:00 October 13th, 2017|announcement, meetings, press release|Comments Off

The 6th International VLBI Technology Workshop started today

The International VLBI Technology is held 9-11 October 2017 at INAF in Bologna/Italy. This Workshop is considered one of the most important meetings among members of the technology staff of EVN and IVS institutes and of the East-Asian VLBI infrastructures. It is an advanced workshop, aimed at sharing technical knowledge across disciplines, including hardware and [...]

By | 2017-10-11T11:16:21+00:00 October 9th, 2017|announcement, press release|Comments Off

The CASA-VLBI workshop started today in Dwingeloo

The goal of the workshop is to train participants in the use of the new CASA tools for VLBI data processing, which have been developed at JIVE. This training event will be the first step in setting up a larger scale teaching course for VLBI data-reduction in CASA, which can become part of the regular [...]

By | 2017-10-02T09:21:24+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|announcement, press release|Comments Off

IAUS333: Peering towards Cosmic Dawn

Today started the 333rd IAU Symposium in Dubrovnik, Croatia organised by Ruđer Bošković Institute (Croatia) and University of Groningen (The Netherlands). More than 80 participants will discuss some of the major results from the current Epoch of Reionization (EoR) experiments (e.g. LOFAR, MWA and PAPER), constraints on when and where the first sources formed in [...]

By | 2017-10-02T07:44:50+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|announcement, press release|Comments Off