Astronomers have been surprised by the closest source of mysterious flashes in the sky called fast radio bursts. Precision measurements with radio telescopes reveal that the bursts are made among old stars, and in a way that no one was expecting. The source of the flashes, in nearby spiral galaxy M 81, is the closest [...]
The International LOFAR Telescope has open the call for proposals for the Worldwide Community: Cycle 18: June 01, 2022 – November 30, 2022. Access/funding is offered through the ORP (Opticon RadioNet Pilot) project. Submission only via the online tool NorthStar. Deadline: March 9, 2022, 12 UT
Access to the 100-m radio telescope of the MPIfR, one of the World’s largest fully steerable instrument is open to all qualified astronomers. Use of the instrument by scientists from outside the MPIfR is strongly encouraged. The institute can provide support and advice on project preparation, observation, and data analysis. Access/funding is offered through the [...]
Proposals are invited for observations with the APEX telescope. Observations on Swedish time on APEX are supported by the ORP Transnational Access programme. Submission deadline: Friday 13 May 2022 (23:59:59 UTC) Find more information about the call for proposals here. Image: © N. Aros Marzá/ESO
The Gruber Foundation (TGF) has created the GF Fellowship Programme with the aim of promoting the science of cosmology and other branches of astronomy. TGF provides an amount of $75,000 (US) for Fellowships every year. The next Fellowship starts no later than October 2022. The awarded Fellowship amount is intended as a research grant covering [...]
The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (ESO’s VLTI) has observed a cloud of cosmic dust at the centre of the galaxy Messier 77 that is hiding a supermassive black hole. The findings have confirmed predictions made around 30 years ago and are giving astronomers new insight into “active galactic nuclei”, some of the [...]
See the report of the Publications Office of the European Union on H2020 results and outlook to Horizon Europe here.
A team of astronomers using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile have found evidence of another planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System. This candidate planet is the third detected in the system and the lightest yet discovered orbiting this star. At just a quarter of Earth’s mass, [...]
Until now, astronomers have always assumed that only black holes with strong radiation stop star formation from within the galaxy. This is because these black holes blow away gas, which is the building block for stars. The question, however, is whether galaxies without strongly radiating black holes are also inhibited in their growth. An international [...]
Watch here the message of Mariya Gabriel on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, 2022.