The Northern Extended Millimeter Array (NOEMA), one of Europe's biggest facilities for astronomical research, operated by the IRAM reached its full sensitivity with the commissioning of its 12th Antenna. Eight years after the inauguration of the first NOEMA antenna, the twelfth NOEMA antenna has joined the array. With this step NOEMA will be ready to [...]
The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) Board of Directors just announced the appointment of Dr. Jean-Gabriel Cuby to the position of CFHT Executive Director effective July 2022. Cuby is currently an astronomer at the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, where he served as director from 2012 to 2017 and he is the coordinator of the EC H2020 project [...]
The RadioNet newsletter 01/2022 has just been issued. Read it here.
The Yebes Observatory has recently completed the design, implementation and installation of a new broadband receiver for its 40-m diameter radio telescope. The receiver is sensitive in the 4.5 to 9 GHz frequency range, and replaces two older, frequency-limited receivers in C-band (5 and 6 GHz) and X-band (8 GHz), allowing simultaneous observation in [...]
On January 25, 2022, 12:30 CET the IAA seminar Cosmological QUOKKAS: Proof of concept and early results on the Hubble Constant tension takes place. Dr. Jeff Hodgson will talk bout Quokkas, Hubble constant, and 3C84. Join the meeting at via zoom or via live streaming. More information here.
In this call, proposals for APEX observing requests for the period from 16 March to 17 August 2022 are solicited. Detailed information can be found in the Call for Proposals. Proposals should be submitted as a single PDF file using the latex templates provided here. In 2022, the MPIfR has access to 49% of the [...]
An international team of researchers including several scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) has obtained an image of radio emission in the active galaxy OJ 287 at an angular resolution of 12 micro arcseconds, which is presently the highest resolution achieved in astronomical observations. This has been made possible with the [...]
JIVE/EVN has initiated a pilot programme to provide extended support to teams new to the EVN, with little or no direct VLBI experience. This includes the scheduling of the VLBI run and the VLBI-specific parts of the data reduction. Read more here. Image: © Paul Boven / JIVE.
In October 2021 more than 700 people from 76 countries took part in the United Nations/Spain/International Astronomical Union Conference on Dark and Quiet Skies for Science and Society online. The results of this meeting are contained in the reports, which are now available online. These reports discuss the feasibility of implementing adequate measures to mitigate [...]
Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) made a rare detection of a likely stellar flyby event in the Z Canis Majoris (Z CMa) star system. An intruder—not bound to the system—object came in close proximity to and interacted with the environment surrounding the binary [...]