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ScienceSummit@UNGA76 as online event Sep 14-30, 2021

ISC will organise the second edition of the UNGA76 Science Summit around the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76) in New York in September 2021. The UNGA76 Science Summit will be held for September 14-30, 2021 with the objective to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to the attainment of the United Nations [...]

By | 2021-08-30T10:02:22+00:00 August 30th, 2021|announcement|Comments Off on ScienceSummit@UNGA76 as online event Sep 14-30, 2021

LOFAR and Westerbork combined- discovery that simple binary wind cannot cause the puzzling periodicity of a Fast Radio Burst

By connecting Westerbork and LOFAR, two of the biggest radio telescopes in the world, astronomers have discovered that a simple binary wind cannot cause the puzzling periodicity of a Fast Radio Burst after all. The bursts may come from a highly magnetized, isolated neutron star. The radio detections also show that Fast Radio Bursts, some [...]

By | 2021-08-26T09:47:26+00:00 August 26th, 2021|announcement|Comments Off on LOFAR and Westerbork combined- discovery that simple binary wind cannot cause the puzzling periodicity of a Fast Radio Burst

Most detailed-ever images of galaxies revealed using LOFAR

After almost a decade of work, an international team of astronomers has published the most detailed images yet seen of galaxies beyond our own, revealing their inner workings in unprecedented detail. The images were created from data collected by the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR), a radio telescope built and maintained by ASTRON, LOFAR is a [...]

By | 2021-08-22T19:47:11+00:00 August 22nd, 2021|announcement|Comments Off on Most detailed-ever images of galaxies revealed using LOFAR

EC published Annual Report on Research and Technological Development Activities of the European Union and Monitoring of Horizon 2020 in 2020

The European Commission has published the Annual Report on Research and Technological Development Activities of the European Union and Monitoring of Horizon 2020 in 2020. This report provides a concise, non-exhaustive overview of key research and innovation (R&I) activities taken in 2020. It refers to the Horizon Dashboard  for more detailed monitoring data.

By | 2021-08-12T07:54:35+00:00 August 12th, 2021|announcement|Comments Off on EC published Annual Report on Research and Technological Development Activities of the European Union and Monitoring of Horizon 2020 in 2020

Professor Maria Leptin appointed next President of the European Research Council

The European Commission on June 30, 2021 appointed Professor Maria Leptin as the next President of the European Research Council (ERC). Professor Leptin, who is currently the Director of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), will take on her new role on October 1, 2021. Read the EC press release here.  

By | 2021-08-09T12:04:19+00:00 August 9th, 2021|announcement|Comments Off on Professor Maria Leptin appointed next President of the European Research Council

IAU invites for proposals to host IAU Centre for Protection of the Dark Sky

The IAU is accepting proposals to host the IAU Centre for the Protection of the Dark Sky from Satellite Constellation Interference. Deadline: 10 September 2021 at 12:00 CEST. Deadlines and evaluation timeline: September 10, 2021, 12:00 pm CEST: Proposals (preferably < 25 000 characters) should be received by Assistant General Secretary José Miguel Rodriguez Espinosa October [...]

By | 2021-08-09T10:58:05+00:00 August 9th, 2021|announcement|Comments Off on IAU invites for proposals to host IAU Centre for Protection of the Dark Sky

EC published pre-draft of Annotated Model Grant Agreement for Horizon Europe

On 23 July 2021, the European Commission published a pre-draft of the Annotated Model Grant Agreement (AGA) for Horizon Europe on the Funding & Tenders Portal. This document is intended to support the contractual partners in interpreting the grant agreement and contains further explanations and examples for related assistance. Find all relevant guidance documents and [...]

By | 2021-08-09T10:43:32+00:00 August 9th, 2021|announcement|Comments Off on EC published pre-draft of Annotated Model Grant Agreement for Horizon Europe

ORP Optical/IR Telescopes : Proposal Call Open

The 2022A call for Optical telescope transnational access supported by the OPTICON-RadioNet Pilot (ORP) opens on Wednesday 4 August 2021. This call includes access to the 11m SALT and the ORP team encourages you to take advantage of this opportunity. Deadline: August 31, 2021 at 23.59UT Credit: ORP

By | 2021-07-30T12:03:10+00:00 July 30th, 2021|announcement|Comments Off on ORP Optical/IR Telescopes : Proposal Call Open