The RadioNet newsletter 10/2022 has just been issued. Read here.
The new visitor center at Onsala Space Observatory opened last month and gives new opportunities to explore both the universe and our own planet. The observatory is one of few places in the world where visitors can come into close contact with gigantic, working telescopes. Read more here. Image: © Anna-Lena Lundqvist; Chalmers President Stefan Bengtsson gave the [...]
Every two years since 2012 the International Conference for Research Infrastructures (ICRI) takes place. This worldwide important event provides the opportunity for strategic discussions about international cooperation in research infrastructures (RIs). A variety of experts and stakeholders discuss challenges and emerging trends, highlighting the essential role of RI. The ICRI 2022 (October 19-21, 2022 in Brno/CZ) [...]
The 9th European Radio Interferometry School (ERIS 2022), funded by the ORP Project and hosted by JIVE and ASTRON took place between 19 - 23 September 2022. It was attended by over 70 participants and provided a week of lectures and tutorials on how to achieve scientific results from radio interferometry. More information here. Image: [...]
The ALMA Science Archive School was held on 5-7 October 2022 at the CNR Research Campus in Bologna, Italy - organised by the European ALMA Regional Centre Network and sponsored by ORP. The school aimed to present an overview of the ALMA Science Archive, of the most advanced tools to exploit the archive content for [...]
Using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT), astronomers have discovered the heaviest element ever found in an exoplanet atmosphere — barium. They were surprised to discover barium at high altitudes in the atmospheres of the ultra-hot gas giants WASP-76 b and WASP-121 b — two exoplanets, planets which orbit stars outside our [...]
This review describes the latest techniques and algorithms that scientists should know about when analyzing VLBI data. See here on the website od the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute an early access version of the review. The complete PDF, HTML, and XML versions will be available soon.
The CASA package is now capable of calibrating the majority of VLBI observations. The new tasks and functionalities to process and calibrate VLBI observations - whose implementation has been led by JIVE - are described in a paper published in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (PASP) journal. In addition to a [...]
Eight years after its first antenna was inaugurated in 2014, the major astronomical project is now complete: NOEMA is now the new major facility for radio astronomy in Europe. It consists of twelve 15-meter antennas that can be moved along tracks up to a distance of 1.7 kilometers, making it a powerful new tool for [...]