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Second announcement: 12th IVS General Meeting (GM2022), March 27–April 1, 2022

The twelfth General Meeting of the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS) will be held from March 27 through April 1, 2022, in Helsinki, Finland. All IVS Associate Members and individuals who have interests in the application of VLBI in the fields of geodesy, Earth sciences, and astrometry are invited to attend the [...]

By | 2021-10-28T10:24:34+00:00 October 15th, 2021|announcement|Comments Off on Second announcement: 12th IVS General Meeting (GM2022), March 27–April 1, 2022

LOFAR: Aurorae discovered on distant stars suggest hidden planets

Using the world’s most powerful radio telescope, LOFAR, scientists have discovered stars unexpectedly blasting out radio waves, possibly indicating the existence of hidden planets. Read here the full LOFAR article from October 11, 2021 on the ASTRON website. Image: ©Danielle Futselaar (artsource.nl)

By | 2021-10-14T10:47:16+00:00 October 14th, 2021|announcement, press release|Comments Off on LOFAR: Aurorae discovered on distant stars suggest hidden planets

MPIfR RadioViews – 6th edition: M. Lisakov on Faraday rotation

Watch here the latest RadioViews edition, featuring Dr. Mikhail Lisakov talking about his study on Faraday rotation. Dr. Mikhail Lisakov is a VLBI staff member at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn. His research focuses on relativistic jets from active galactic nuclei which could provide answers to questions ranging from galaxy evolution [...]

By | 2021-10-14T10:17:18+00:00 October 14th, 2021|announcement|Comments Off on MPIfR RadioViews – 6th edition: M. Lisakov on Faraday rotation

IAU: 1st seminar of the series Women in Astronomy

The International Astronomical Union (IAU)  held its 1st seminar of the bimonthly series Women in Astronomy Working Group on October 12, 2021. This series will focus in the next 3 years on the difficulties faced by Women in Astronomy in their career worldwide, help bridge the gender gap in Astronomy and STEM fields, and help [...]

By | 2021-10-20T08:17:48+00:00 October 14th, 2021|announcement|Comments Off on IAU: 1st seminar of the series Women in Astronomy

APEX: Open Call for Proposals

Proposals are invited for observations with the APEX telescope in the observing period April–July 2022 (APEX). Observations on Swedish time on APEX are supported by the ORP Transnational Access programme. Submission deadline: October 22, 2021 (23:59:59 UTC). Find more information about the call for proposals here. Image: © N. Aros Marzá/ESO

By | 2021-10-14T07:07:26+00:00 October 14th, 2021|announcement|Comments Off on APEX: Open Call for Proposals

Sessions about proposing LOFAR2.0 Large Programmes: Full science community invited

The International LOFAR Telescope (ILT) is preparing for a significant upgrade, LOFAR2.0, for which a Large Programme Portfolio will be composed. Find here the schedule and Zoom links for the online information sessions that will take place on Thursday, 7 October 12-15 UT & Tuesday, 12 October, 7-10 UT The full science community is invited [...]

By | 2021-09-29T11:09:10+00:00 September 29th, 2021|announcement|Comments Off on Sessions about proposing LOFAR2.0 Large Programmes: Full science community invited

Open Call for Proposals for the East Asian VLBI Network (EAVN) for the 2022A semester

The Call for Proposals for the East Asian VLBI Network (EAVN) for the 2022A semester is open. Submission deadline: November 1, 2021, 8:00 UT   Image: Map: Location of EAVN sites, including the Korea-Japan Correlation Center at KASI (Korea) and Mizusawa VLBI observatory (NAOJ, Japan), overlaid on 'the Blue Marble' image (credit of the ground image: [...]

By | 2021-09-27T08:23:17+00:00 September 27th, 2021|announcement|Comments Off on Open Call for Proposals for the East Asian VLBI Network (EAVN) for the 2022A semester

e-MERLIN Call open for Cycle 13

The e-Merlin call for proposals for Cycle 13 is now open. Details specific to Cycle 13 are available in the Cycle 13 proposal call PDF.  Use the e-MERLIN proposal tool to submit your proposal. Submission deadline: October 27, 2021, at 23:59:59 UT

By | 2021-09-23T09:19:04+00:00 September 23rd, 2021|announcement|Comments Off on e-MERLIN Call open for Cycle 13

Images of a black hole reveal how cosmic beasts change over time

Science.org published on September 23, 2021 an article on how Black holes change over time. In 2017, astrophysicists took the first photo of a black hole, which lies 55 million light-years away from Earth in the Messier 87 (M87) galaxy—and noticed a shadow covering the red-hot plasma flowing into it. Now, for the first time, [...]

By | 2021-09-23T09:09:37+00:00 September 23rd, 2021|announcement|Comments Off on Images of a black hole reveal how cosmic beasts change over time

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 | 2021-09-23T09:04:36+00:00 September 23rd, 2021|announcement|Comments Off on Most detailed-ever images of galaxies revealed using LOFAR