Monthly Archives: February 2018


The HI content of isolated ultra-diffuse galaxies

Results from the use of Effelsberg under RadioNet TA program.   Ultra-diffuse galaxies (UDGs) are notable for their extreme low surface brightness nature and extended radii; they have the stellar mass and appearance of dwarf spheroidal galaxies but the stellar radii of larger galaxies like the Milky Way. While UDGs were originally identified in the [...]

By | 2018-02-22T15:00:28+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|announcement, press release, transnational access|Comments Off

The big impact of a big dish: Science with the Effelsberg 100-m Telescope

On Feb 20/21, the workshop "The Big Impact of a Big Dish: Science with the Effelsberg 100-m telescope" will be held at the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie in Bonn. Even more than 40 years after its inauguration, the 100-m telescope is still one of the two largest  fully-steerable radio telescopes in the world, and — due [...]

By | 2018-02-20T10:54:47+00:00 February 20th, 2018|press release|Comments Off

RadioNet JRA RINGS in Bonn

The RadioNet Joint Research Activity RINGS (Radio Interferometry Next Generation Software) meets at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomie in Bonn on February 19, 2018. 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 [...]

By | 2018-02-19T11:45:15+00:00 February 19th, 2018|press release|Comments Off

Call for Proposals on IRAM Telescopes

The deadline for submission of observing proposals on IRAM telescopes, both the NOEMA interferometer and the 30-meter telescope, covering the scheduling period 1 June to 30 November 2018, is 15 March 2018, 17:00 CET (UT + 1 hour). IRAM proposals should be submitted through the Proposal Management System (PMS). More information here.

By | 2018-02-15T16:16:55+00:00 February 15th, 2018|announcement, press release|Comments Off

Workshop “Science with the MPIfR-MT SKA Prototype Telescope” in Bonn

For a first glimpse on the potential of upcomming facilities like the Square Kilometre Array, the Max-Planck Scociety has invested in the MPIFR-MT SKA prototype telescope that will be built, at the SKA site, in South Africa and will operate mid 2018. Interested user of the prototype telescope are invited a 1-day workshop to discuss the scientific and [...]

By | 2018-02-14T11:02:15+00:00 February 14th, 2018|announcement, press release|Comments Off

Future e-MERLIN proposal deadlines

All e-MERLIN calls are available  here and are distributed to users via the e-MERLIN-announce email exploder and other outlets. Please contact if you wish to be added to this email distribution list. More information here.  

By | 2018-02-14T10:35:42+00:00 February 14th, 2018|press release|Comments Off

e-MERLIN, MERLIN and VLBI – Recent news and science highlights

The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) will continue to fund operations of e-MERLIN/VLBI through to 2022. e-MERLIN is an array of seven radio telescopes, spanning 217km, connected by an optical fibre network to Jodrell Bank Observatory. The e-MERLIN National Facility is operated by the University of Manchester at Jodrell Bank Observatory on behalf of STFC. The decision by STFC is great news for Jodrell Bank, and the international [...]

By | 2018-02-14T10:30:07+00:00 February 14th, 2018|press release|Comments Off

NEON Observing School 2018

The 2018 NEON Observing School,  September 9-22 at the Asiago Astrophysical Observatory in Italy, will provide hands-on observing experience on professional telescopes. Students together with an experienced tutor will go through all the steps from planning and carrying out the observations to reducing and analysing the obtained data. This school is meant for Ph.D students in astronomy [...]

By | 2018-02-06T10:41:38+00:00 February 6th, 2018|announcement, press release|Comments Off

Scientific Session COSPAR-18-E1.8 The multi-wavelength view at the Universe as triggered by the RadioAstron mission

COSPAR 2018 will take place in Pasadena, California, USA form 14 - 22 July 2018. It will bring together approximately 2500 scientists and engineers from the world over to present the latest results in 133 symposia covering all areas of space science. The Scientific Organising Committee of the COSPAR scientific session invites to attend the  Scientific Session [...]

By | 2018-02-05T11:03:07+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off