The project JUMPING JIVE has facilitated the process of preparing a scientific roadmap for VLBI, whose main goals are to assess the relevance of milliarcsecond scale science in the current transformational landscape of new radio astronomical facilities, and to highlight the technological and operational developments needed to ensure that the role VLBI plays in astrophysics will [...]
The IAU has released the proceedings of the inaugural AstroEdu Conference, which was held from 16 to 18 September 2019 at the ESO Supernova in Garching, Munich, Germany. Comprising 21 complete papers and 101 abstracts from 81 authors, the proceedings record the rich variety of topics that were presented and discussed during the conference. These topics span a range of endeavours around the [...]
The Office of Astronomy for Development has published a document that provides a synthesis of efforts and roles played by scientists who are usually working in areas not related to infectious diseases, especially astronomers, in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on development. See it here.
Seminars of the EVN held in the series “The sharpest view of the Radio Universe” are all available in the “Jive and the EVN” channel in youtube.
The call for FAST Science Observing Proposals is open. Users of any nationalities or affiliations are invited to submit proposals between 16:00 UT on March 30, 2021 and 16:00 UT on May 15, 2021 through the website.
Two astronomy networks are coming together to form Europe’s largest ground-based astronomy collaborative network: the ORP. The ORP will provide scientists with access to a wide range of instruments, promote training for young astronomers, and open the way to new discoveries. The CNRS will be responsible for coordinating the ORP, which is supported by €15 [...]
The Onsala Space Observatory will open a Call for APEX proposals from March 30, 2021. You will find the call text and details here. Deadline: May 6, 2021.
As of March 12, 2021, Italy has become a member of the JIVE European Research Infrastructure Consortium. By joining the JIVE ERIC entity, Italy supports the sustainability of a strong institute for VLBI science, serving as the operational hub of the European VLBI Network and guarding the interests of the global radio-astronomical user community. Find [...]
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, who produced the first ever image of a black hole, has revealed a new view of the massive object at the centre of the M87 galaxy: how it looks in polarised light. This is the first time astronomers have been able to measure polarisation, a signature of magnetic fields, [...]
On March 25, 2021 from 15.00-16.00 CET the Radboud University will give the webinar “Imaging Magnetic Fields at the Edge of M87’s Black Hole”. The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, who produced the first ever image of a black hole, has revealed a new view of the massive object at the centre of the M87 galaxy: [...]