Issue 8/2018

Solar radio physics from the chromosphere to near Earth

Solar radio physics from the chromosphere to near Earth

The topical collection of Solar Physics journal “Solar radio physics from the chromosphere to near Earth” was completed and published. The volume contains 16 articles and provides a snapshot of the developments and challenges that were discussed during the CESRA workshop.

The 2016 CESRA workshop had a special emphasis on the complementarity of current and future space-based observations with ground-based radio observations. The workshop discussions have focused on particle acceleration and transport, the radio diagnostics of coronal mass ejections, fine structures in solar radio bursts, and the radio aspects of space weather.

Additional info: Kontar, E.P. & Nindos, A., “Combined Radio and Space-Based Solar Observations: From Techniques to New Results – Preface”, Solar Physics, 293:90 (2018). DOI: 10.1007/s11207-018-1309-2

French consortium joins SKA Organisation

SKA Global Headquarters, 26 July 2018 – A consortium of French research institutions and industry has become the 12th member of the SKA Organisation, after the approval of its accession by the SKA Board of Directors. CNRS is the leading organisation for the participation of French institutions in the SKA through the Maison SKA-France consortium, a national coordination that presently includes five research organisations (CNRS, Paris Observatory, Côte d’Azur Observatory, Orléans University and Bordeaux University) as well as seven private companies (Air Liquide, ATOS-Bull, Callisto, CNIM, FEDD, Kalray, TAS). 

 Image © Chair of the SKA Board of Directors Dr. Catherine Cesarsky shakes hands with French representative Dr. Michel Perault, marking the occasion with members of the Board and observers (Credit SKA Organisation)





The vacancy for the new ERC- President is open

An independent search committee is inviting applications for the prestigious post of the President of the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC President should be an internationally renowned and respected scientist. She/he will chair the ERC Scientific Council and will be the voice and public face of the ERC. The new President of the ERC is due to take office from 1 January 2020 for the term of four years, renewable once. The deadline for applications is 1 October 2018.

The latest update to the Work Programme 2019 is now online

On 24 July 2018, all parts of the final H2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 have been updated. The changes related to 2019 (topics, dates and budget) are explained in the Participant Portal. The full ‘Topics Descriptions’ for Calls in 2020 will be announced in Summer 2019. The details on individual calls can be fund here.



RadioNet's Transnational Access programme ensures free of charge access to the best European radio astronomical research infrastructures. This opportunity is open to all European researchers and to some extent to researchers from non-EU countries. More

IRAM Call for proposals

The Call for Proposals for the winter semester 2018/2019 is available here (pdf file). This document describes the  proposal submission procedure. A detailed description of the observing capabilities of the 30m telescope and the current status of the NOEMA interferometer are given in separate documents.

Starting 1 January 2017, observations with the IRAM facilities are supported by RadioNet. Within this program, IRAM is committed to offering Transnational Access (TA) for scientists from all over the world, an initiative aimed at facilitating access to radioastronomical infrastructures and enabling scientists to conduct research at the forefront of technological innovation.

Deadline for Proposals - 15 September 2018 , 17 CEST

Image © IRAM


CALL FOR 100-m radio telescope Effelsberg PROPOSALS

The 100-m radio telescope of the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie and the data reduction facilities are available to all qualified scientists. The present policy allows the allocation of up to 40% of available observing time to external astronomers.

Astronomers, who are based in the EU and the Associated States but are not affiliated to a German institute, may also receive additional support from the Transnational Access Program of RadioNet. This will, in general, entail payment of travel and accommodation expenses for one of the proposal team members to visit the telescope for the observations. Find here the Call for Proposals.

Deadline for Proposals - 4 October 2018, 15 UT 

Image © N. Tacken (MPIfR)





supported by RadioNet

• YERAC 2018 – Dwingeloo – 4 September 2018

• The HI/Story of the Nearby Universe – Groningen – 10 September 2018

• CESRA 2018 – Brussels – 10 September 2018

• MKSP meeting 2018 – Cracow – 10 September 2018

• 5th LOFAR School 2018 – Dwingeloo – 17 September 2018

• 10th IRAM mm interferometry school – Grenoble – 1 October 2018

• 14th EVN Symposium & Users Meeting – Granada – 8 October 2018

• Radio2018 – Recent Progress in Radio Astronomy – Jena – 24 October 2018

Links to these and to other related events are in our Calendar.



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