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Three terahertz arrays for GUSTO mission

GUSTO is a balloon telescope that will simultaneously map three types of material in the gas and dust between stars. SRON and TU Delft develop all three detector arrays for this NASA mission based on the detector technology developed from EU RadioNet programs. The final two flight arrays have recently passed their pre-shipment review and [...]

By | 2020-10-20T07:30:48+00:00 October 20th, 2020|press release|Comments Off on Three terahertz arrays for GUSTO mission

Possible hint of life on Venus

Phosphine gas (PH3) has been detected in the clouds of Venus (Greaves, J.S., Richards, A.M.S., Bains, W. et al., Nat Astron (2020). The absorption line at 267 GHz was first seen in JCMT spectra, and followed up with ALMA in 2019. The line-shape indicates that it arises at 50-60 km above the surface, where the [...]

By | 2020-09-17T09:47:46+00:00 September 17th, 2020|announcement, press release|Comments Off on Possible hint of life on Venus

R&I Days 2020 – registration open

European Research and Innovation Days – fully virtual this year on 22-24 September 2020. The annual flagship event of the European Commission’s brings together policy makers, researchers, and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond. The event is accompanied by the exhibition The Science is Wonderful. [...]

By | 2020-09-07T12:14:04+00:00 September 7th, 2020|announcement|Comments Off on R&I Days 2020 – registration open

Shape the Horizon Europe

Have your say on Horizon Europe’s first Strategic Plan, its ambitious design and its green and digital agenda. The European Commission launches a survey to collect the input from across Europe and beyond to help validate impacts, spark debates and new ideas. The results will be discussed among others at the European Research and Innovation [...]

By | 2020-09-07T09:47:27+00:00 September 7th, 2020|announcement, press release|Comments Off on Shape the Horizon Europe

RadioNet Workshop – Last call

This last call for the RadioNet Technical Dissemination Workshop on FUTURE TRENDS IN RADIO ASTRONOMY INSTRUMENTATION These two days of virtual coming together, presenting new ideas by zoom, and discussing future trends via web-chat will take place on September, 21st and 22nd 2020 The Workshop is organized by the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy [...]

By | 2020-09-07T08:00:16+00:00 September 7th, 2020|announcement|Comments Off on RadioNet Workshop – Last call

SKA Update

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 [...]

By | 2020-06-19T11:06:54+00:00 June 19th, 2020|announcement, press release|Comments Off on SKA Update

KVN VLBI – Call for Proposals 2020B

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. [...]

By | 2020-06-10T07:15:54+00:00 June 10th, 2020|announcement|Comments Off on KVN VLBI – Call for Proposals 2020B

Something is Lurking in the Heart of Quasar 3C 279

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, [...]

By | 2020-04-14T13:25:51+00:00 April 14th, 2020|announcement, press release|Comments Off on Something is Lurking in the Heart of Quasar 3C 279

COVID19 FAQs

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  

By | 2020-03-30T14:52:54+00:00 March 30th, 2020|announcement|Comments Off on COVID19 FAQs