ORP is pleased to announce the launch of the new ORP Multi-Facility call for proposals. This call for proposals invites astronomers from diverse fields to submit observation proposals using multiple observatories for the same scientific project. Assistance is available to support the submission of multi-wavelength proposals. This initiative aligns with ORP's commitment to advance collaborative and [...]
Dear members of the RadioNet community, I am writing to inform you of an important transition within our organization. René Vermeulen, Director of ILT, the ASTRON Radio Observatory department, and founding Director of the recently launched LOFAR ERIC, will be retiring from his duties with effect from March 1, 2024. René has been a pillar [...]
The call for proposals of the 100-m radio telescope (Effelsberg/DE) of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy is open. Access/funding is offered through the ORP project. Submission deadline: Deadline 30 May 2024 (15:00 UT) Image: © N. Tacken (MPIfR)
LOFAR ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) has been officially launched at its first Council meeting in January 2024. LOFAR ERIC is set up with a long-term perspective and will provide transparent access to a wide range of science research services for the European and global community. LOFAR ERIC will facilitate access through its user-friendly publicly [...]
The UK SKA Regional Centre (UKSRC) is launching a monthly webinar series. The talks will focus on topics related to UKSRC and SKAO including among other things demonstrator cases, SKA science topics, career pathways; relevant software; tools and data; SKAO Science Data Challenges and project updates. The Webinar Series kickoff will take place on 7 [...]
The Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS) has agreed to include the item “Dark and Quiet Skies, astronomy and large constellations: addressing emerging issues and challenges” on its agenda for the next five years. Read here the SKAO press release.
Read the Statement by the ERC Scientific Council on the next EU framework programme for research and innovation (FP10), published on 24 January 2024, here.
IRAM call is open for observing proposals for NOEMA interferometer and the 30-meter telescope The call on the IRAM telescopes NOEMA interferometer and 30-meter telescope for the summer semester 2024 is open, with the proposal submission deadline 14 March 2024, 17:00 CET (UT + 1 hour) For both observatories, the scheduling period is 01 June [...]
Gas on the run – ALMA spots the shadow of a molecular outflow from a quasar when the Universe was less than one billion years old
A team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Dragan Salak at Hokkaido University, Assistant Professor Takuya Hashimoto at the University of Tsukuba, and Professor Akio Inoue at Waseda University, has discovered the first evidence of suppression of star formation driven by an outflow of molecular gas in a quasar-host galaxy in the early Universe. Their [...]
Event Horizon Telescope collaboration has recently resolved the jet base of an evolving jet of plasma at ultra-high angular resolution. The international team of scientists used the Earth-size telescope to probe the magnetic structure in the nucleus of the radio galaxy 3C 84 (Perseus A), one of the closest active supermassive black holes in our [...]