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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


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

The cosmic cow

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 [...]

By | 2020-01-30T08:07:39+00:00 January 30th, 2020|announcement, press release|Comments Off on The cosmic cow

Job Opportunity at JBCA: Prof. in Extragalactic Astronomy

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 [...]

By | 2020-01-14T10:21:52+00:00 January 10th, 2020|announcement|Comments Off on Job Opportunity at JBCA: Prof. in Extragalactic Astronomy

Effelsberg – Call for Proposals

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 [...]

By | 2020-01-07T16:05:39+00:00 January 7th, 2020|announcement, financial support, transnational access|Comments Off on Effelsberg – Call for Proposals

EVN Call for Proposals

********************************** 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 [...]

By | 2020-01-07T16:01:48+00:00 January 7th, 2020|announcement, transnational access|Comments Off on EVN Call for Proposals