An international team of scientists with participation of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy has used new millimetre-wavelength observations to image for the first time the link between the ring-like structure that reveals the matter falling into the central black hole and the powerful relativistic jet in the prominent radio galaxy Messier 87 (M87). [...]
RadioNet newsletter 04/2023 has been issued. Read here.
The call for Proposals for the East Asian VLBI Network (EAVN) for the 2023B semester is open. Submission deadline: 1 June 2023 (8:00 UT) Image: © KASI
The e-Merlin call for proposals for Cycle 16 is now open. Details specific to Cycle 16 are available here. Please use the e-MERLIN proposal tool to submit your proposal. Access/funding is offered through the ORP (Opticon RadioNet Pilot) project. Submission deadline: 18 May 2023 (13:59:59 UT)
In January, the Canadian government announced its intention to become a full member of the SKA Observatory. This was followed in March by German Research Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger‘s announcement of Germany’s intention to join the SKAO during a visit to the SKA site in South Africa. In April, the Spanish Council of Ministers approved the country’s accession to the observatory [...]
The article The Celestial Reference Frame at K Band: Imaging. I. The First 28 Epochs presents for those interested in AGN source structure and/or calibrator sources for VLBI at higher radio frequencies 5879 K-band (24 GHz) images of 731 ICRF sources at up to 28 epochs based on astrometric VLBA observations between 2015 to 2018 (DOI 10.3847/1538-3881/aca012) Read [...]
The 2023 Tycho Brahe Medal is awarded to Prof J. Anton Zensus (Max-Planck- Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, Germany) for major advances of Very Long Baseline Interferometry that led to the first images of the shadows of the black holes in the galaxy Messier 87 and in our own Galactic centre. Read more. Image: © [...]