The Office of Astronomy for Development has published a document that provides a synthesis of efforts and roles played by scientists who are usually working in areas not related to infectious diseases, especially astronomers, in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on development. See it here.
The EC is now running a Social Media campaign entitled “A different kind of infrastructure” on the EC Twitter (@EUScienceInnov) and Facebook (@EUScienceInnov) pages. Each post will present the work of the projects/RIs and have a short text presenting the RI, the link to the Twitter accounts and the websites. RadioNet will be presented on April [...]
The Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) invites scientists to participate in the call for proposals of observing time at the three national radio telescopes: the 32-m Medicina antenna the 32-m Noto antenna the 64-m Sardinia Radio Telescope The three telescopes can be used as single dish for spectroscopic and continuum observations as well as for [...]
A 50+ page tutorial document on geodetic and astrometric VLBI - Elements of Geodetic and Astrometric Very Long Baseline Interferometry – is now publicly available. You will find the latest version and any future updates here. This document is an open tutorial for educational purposes, in particular for newcomers to geodetic and astrometric VLBI but also [...]
The European Innovation Council (EIC) is a key novelty of Horizon Europe and represents the most ambitious innovation initiative that Europe has taken, with a budget of €10 billion for the period 2021-2027. The EIC has a mission to identify, develop and scale-up breakthrough technologies and disruptive innovations. The first calls for applicants are planned [...]
The Special Session SS11 on the European Astronomical Society virtual meeting EAS 2021 will be held on June 29, 2021. The SS11 session Extreme astrophysics at extremely high resolution focusses on highlighting the latest scientific results of high-resolution radio instruments, such as the European VLBI Network (EVN) and similar arrays, with particular focus on the synergies with high resolution [...]
After a seven-month-long journey, on Feb. 18, 2021 NASA’s Perseverance Rover successfully landed on the red Planet. NASA's Perseverance spacecraft blazed through the Martian atmosphere and touched surface of the Red Planet, in the area of the Jezero crater. On the picture (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech ) you see the first image NASA’s Perseverance rover sent back [...]
RadioNet came to an end on 31 December 2020, completing over 20 years of a remarkably successful series of EU-supported projects. During these years, RadioNet evolved into a widely-recognized consortium offering competitive European infrastructures in the range from sub-mm to meter waves. RadioNet also fostered Europe-wide collaboration in innovative technical development and it helped to [...]
Today, February 18, 2021, 9pm (CET), the current Mars mission called 'Mars 2020' with its rover 'Perseverance' will land on the red planet. Details for watching online here. Details can be found on NASA's info site of the mission.
INAF announced a new series of online seminars, the "Laura Bassi" Colloquium Series. Laura Bassi, “woman of extraordinary intelligence”, was the first female University professor in the western world, teaching physics at University of Bologna in the XVIII century, a time when women could not pursue higher education nor learned professions, and universities and academies were reserved [...]