South Africa has ratified the SKA Observatory Convention on June 2, 2020. South Africa is the future home of the SKA’s mid-frequency telescope and it is the third country after the Netherlands and Italy to complete its national process supporting the establishment of the SKA Observatory; the intergovernmental organisation responsible for building and operating the [...]
The Korean VLBI Network (KVN) invites scientific proposals for VLBI observations during the 2020B season from astronomers around the world. Observations of successful proposals will be scheduled between 1st September 2020 and 15th January 2021. Proposals should be submitted via the KVN website before the deadline of UT 08:00 (KST 17:00) on 15th June 2020. [...]
Read a statement on the status of the SKA Project, written by the SKA DG Prof. Phil Diamond to provide an update to the community on the continued progress of the project throughout the pandemic.
The Event Horizon Telescope observes a bent jet near a black hole. A team led by Jae-Young Kim at the MPI für Radioastronomie has imaged the jet origin at 20 µas resolution and found that deep in the quasar 3C279’s heart, something weird goes on: rather than a simple straight structure, two perpendicular features appear, [...]
The European Commission just published new FAQ due to the COVID-19 outbreak, read more. For information on research & innovation in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the European Research Area (ERA) Corona Platform
The new issue of the RadioNet newsletter addressing the scientific and technical events, policy and access to the radio astronomy infrastructures can be read here.
Observations using 21 telescopes of the European VLBI Network (EVN) have revealed that a cosmic explosion, called AT2018cow most likely formed a neutron star with an extremely powerful magnetic field - known as a magnetar. The high-resolution radio images produced in this new study show physical properties of the stellar remnant that make alternative explanations [...]
Applications are invited for a post of Professor in Extragalactic Astronomy for appointment in 2020. We are seeking to appoint scientists with established records of world-leading research excellence in the field of extragalactic astronomy, with particular emphasis on galaxy formation in the early universe, galaxy structure, morphology, kinematics and evolution, merging systems and star formation [...]
Deadline 03 February 2020 (15:00 UT) 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. The directors of the institute make observing time available to applicants based on [...]
********************************** European VLBI Network Call for Proposals Deadline: 1 February 2020 23:59:59 UTC ********************************** Observing proposals are invited for the European VLBI Network (EVN). The EVN facility is open to all astronomers. Astronomers with limited or no VLBI experience are particularly encouraged to apply for observing time. Student proposals are judged favorably. Support with proposal [...]