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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
In the September issue of the RadioNet newsletter, one can find the latest information about the project including access opportunities, as well as policy news and job opportunities. Link to the newsletter.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Call of the European VLBI Network is open. The deadline for proposal submission is on 1 October 2017. More information here.