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Planet-Forming Disks Workshop

The workshop was organised on March 8-8, 2019 in Villa Vigoni/IT and aimed at discussing the first steps of planet formation, substructure in protoplanetary disks, the physical and chemical conditions of volatiles, and the various processes driving accretion onto the star and disk evolution. It focused on presenting and interpreting observations of protoplanetary disks obtained [...]

By | 2019-03-15T09:45:04+00:00 March 15th, 2019|announcement, meetings|Comments Off


The founding members of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) signed on March 12, 2019 the international treaty establishing the intergovernmental organisation that will oversee the delivery of the world’s largest radio telescope. Seven countries signed the treaty at present, including Australia, China, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa and the United Kingdom. The Square Kilometre [...]

By | 2019-03-15T09:02:18+00:00 March 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off

ERIS 2019 – First announcement

We are happy to announce that the Eighth European Radio Interferometry School (ERIS) will take place in Gothenburg (Sweden) during the week 7 - 11 October 2019.  ERIS will provide a week of lectures and tutorials on how to achieve scientific results from radio interferometry. The topics covered by the lectures/tutorials will include: Calibration and [...]

By | 2019-03-06T13:45:11+00:00 March 6th, 2019|announcement, meetings|Comments Off

(Re)solving the jet/cocoon riddle of a gravitational wave event

An international research team has combined radio telescopes from five continents on 12 March 2018 to prove the existence of a narrow stream of material, a so-called jet, emerging from the only gravitational wave event involving two neutron stars observed so far. The research leading to these results has received funding from RadioNet under the [...]

By | 2019-02-22T12:12:36+00:00 February 22nd, 2019|press release, transnational access|Comments Off

International LOFAR Telescope Regular Proposal Call

The International LOFAR Telescope (ILT) is a powerful next-generation radio telescope for frequencies below 240 MHz that offers revolutionary new observing capabilities thanks to its phased-array technology with digital beam-forming. LOFAR delivers correlated visibility data for synthesis imaging, plus in/coherently added single and multiple station data (several beam-formed modes) as well as transient buffer read-out, [...]

By | 2019-02-20T10:11:12+00:00 February 20th, 2019|announcement, transnational access|Comments Off

BREXIT No-Deal-Scenario

Brexit Preparedness: European Commission adopts final set of “no-deal” contingency measures for Erasmus+ students, social security coordination rules and the EU budget Brussels, 30 January 2019 European Commission - Press release Given the increasing risk that the United Kingdom may leave the EU on 30 March this year without a deal (a “no-deal” scenario), the [...]

By | 2019-02-20T09:28:52+00:00 February 20th, 2019|announcement, press release|Comments Off

RadioNet Calls for support open until February 1, 2019 – 5pm CET

RadioNet has defined wide-ranging networking measures for the dissemination of scientific and technical results, as well as for training, scientific exchange and cooperation with industry. We are issuing calls addressing different communities and offering the possibility of financial support for Organisers of: Scientific events Technical events Training events Individual: Transnational Access users to attend international [...]

By | 2019-01-07T08:22:48+00:00 January 7th, 2019|announcement, financial support|Comments Off

25th anniversary of the Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC

On December 21st, 1993, the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) was created by the European Consortium for VLBI. Its deed as a Foundation under Dutch law was signed by the directors of five European radio observatories, inspired by the vision of Richard Schilizzi, who became its first director. He recognised the potential of [...]

By | 2018-12-21T10:10:06+00:00 December 21st, 2018|announcement, press release|Comments Off

Upcoming downtime at VLBA Saint Croix

Dear VLBA users, As most of you probably know, the VLBA antenna on the island of Saint Croix was hit by a pair of hurricanes in September, 2017. After 6 months, primarily in restoring electrical power and internet services to the island, the antenna was returned to service. The VLBA received disaster relief funding to [...]

By | 2018-12-21T08:57:26+00:00 December 21st, 2018|announcement|Comments Off