China sent a new astronomical satellite named Einstein Probe (EP) into space to observe mysterious transient phenomena in the universe which flicker like fireworks, trying to reveal more about this violent and little-known side of the cosmos. The satellite is shaped like a lotus in full bloom and features 12 petals and two stamens. The [...]
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) invites scientists to participate in the Semester 2024B Call for Proposals for the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), High Sensitivity Array (HSA), and Global mm VLBI Array (GMVA). See here the call text. Deadline: 31.01.2024, 17:00 EST (22:00 UTC)
The European VLBI Network Call for Proposals is now open. Deadline for proposal submission is 1 Feb 2024 16:00 UTC Find full information here.
Prof. Philip Diamond, SKAO Director-General, has been awarded a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) medal in recognition of his services to global radio astronomy. In the course of his successful career among other things he not only served as Director of the University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, as Director of e-MERLIN [...]
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) invites applications for the Gruber Fellowship 2024, a prestigious programme with the Gruber Foundation (GF) that supports young astronomers in the early stages of their research careers and promotes the science of cosmology and other branches of astronomy. The deadline for applications is 1 March 2024, and the IAU encourages all its members [...]
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has enabled a team of scientists led by Dr. Takafumi Tsukui to observe seismic-like ripples in the ancient galactic disk of BRI 1335-0417, the oldest known spiral galaxy at over 12 billion years old. This unprecedented observation reveals the galaxy's dynamic growth patterns, showcasing a vertically oscillating disk movement [...]
The SKAO, international partners and several national delegations have succeeded in putting radio astronomy back on the agenda of the International Telecommunication Union's World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) for the first time in a decade. Read more in the SKAO press release. Image: © ITU/D. Woldu; ITU Secretary-General Doreen Bogdan-Martin addresses delegates at the ITU World Radiocommunication [...]
On 7 December 2023 the European Astroparticle Physics Strategy Mid-Term Update was presented on 7 December 2023 in Brussels to the the APPEC stakeholders and the future of Astroparticle Physics in Europe was discussed. Mid-Term Update here. Image: © APPEC
As of 1 January 2024, the United Kingdom becomes an associated country to Horizon Europe. Its researchers will be able to participate in this research and innovation programme of the EU on the same terms as researchers from other associated countries and will have access to Horizon Europe funding. Read more.
A team led by astronomers in the Netherlands have confirmed a repeating FRB source to be linked to a potential ‘hypernebula’ – a dense and highly magnetised cloud of plasma that is illuminated by a powerful but still mysterious source. This confirmation was possible thanks to the use of the European VLBI Network (EVN) and [...]