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Possible hint of life on Venus

Phosphine gas (PH3) has been detected in the clouds of Venus (Greaves, J.S., Richards, A.M.S., Bains, W. et al., Nat Astron (2020). The absorption line at 267 GHz was first seen in JCMT spectra, and followed up with ALMA in 2019. The line-shape indicates that it arises at 50-60 km above the surface, where the [...]

By | 2020-09-17T09:47:46+00:00 September 17th, 2020|announcement, press release|Comments Off on Possible hint of life on Venus

Job vacancy at ESO in Garching/DE: ELT Deputy Telescope Scientist

For its ELT Programme Office, within the Directorate of Programmes at its Headquarters in Garching(DE, ESO is looking for a  ELT Deputy Telescope Scientist. This is an excellent opportunity for physicists/astronomers with experience in optics and instrumentation. The role is foreseen to support the ELT Telescope Scientist in providing assistance in the planning for, and [...]

By | 2020-09-14T12:10:08+00:00 September 14th, 2020|announcement, press release|Comments Off on Job vacancy at ESO in Garching/DE: ELT Deputy Telescope Scientist

Shape the Horizon Europe

Have your say on Horizon Europe’s first Strategic Plan, its ambitious design and its green and digital agenda. The European Commission launches a survey to collect the input from across Europe and beyond to help validate impacts, spark debates and new ideas. The results will be discussed among others at the European Research and Innovation [...]

By | 2020-09-07T09:47:27+00:00 September 7th, 2020|announcement, press release|Comments Off on Shape the Horizon Europe

European Research and Innovation Days 2020, 22-24.09.2020, virtual – registration open

The European Research and Innovation Days 2020 will take place September 22-24, 2020 as a fully virtual event. Find here some more information on how to actively participate in the event: The event has two key areas: the Policy Conference and the Science is Wonderful! Exhibition. Each area offers unique possibilities to participate and interact with other attendees. Policy [...]

By | 2020-09-02T09:12:18+00:00 August 31st, 2020|announcement, press release|Comments Off on European Research and Innovation Days 2020, 22-24.09.2020, virtual – registration open

European Council: Agreement on a multiannual financial framework and a new set-up plan for the European Union

The European Council agreed on 21 July 2020 on the next multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027 and on a plan for the new set-up of the European Union. Representatives of the 27 member states agreed in Brussels on a complete EU budget of 1820 billion EUR, 750 billion of it for the set-up of the [...]

By | 2020-07-27T13:22:43+00:00 July 27th, 2020|announcement, press release|Comments Off on European Council: Agreement on a multiannual financial framework and a new set-up plan for the European Union

RadioNet @ EAS2020

The European Astronomical Society (EAS) Annual Meeting (formerly known as EWASS, and earlier JENAM) with more than 25 years of tradition has imposed itself as largest conference for European astronomy. The EAS 2020, which hosted 1777 participants was planned to be held in Leiden/NL, but due to the pandemic was held virtually from 29 June to 3 [...]

By | 2020-07-20T13:02:01+00:00 July 20th, 2020|press release|Comments Off on RadioNet @ EAS2020

The European Commission launched consultation on ERA Roadmap

The European Commission launched a consultation on ERA Roadmap. In the following months, the Commission will publish a communication on re-focussing the ERA. For preparation of this Communication, the Commission has launched a roadmap and an online consultation. Deadline for suggestions is August 3, 2020. More information here.  

By | 2020-07-20T11:43:07+00:00 July 20th, 2020|announcement, press release|Comments Off on The European Commission launched consultation on ERA Roadmap

The Commission would like to hear views on the future of research and innovation and the European Research Area

The EU-Commission asks for your feedback on the Communication on the future of research & innovation and the European Research Area. Feedback period is 06 July 2020 - 03 August 2020. The European Research Area (ERA) aims to strengthen the coordination, quality and impact of the research and innovation ecosystem in the EU and in Member [...]

By | 2020-07-07T11:10:32+00:00 July 7th, 2020|announcement, press release|Comments Off on The Commission would like to hear views on the future of research and innovation and the European Research Area

Start of Germany’s presidency of the Council of the EU

Today Germany takes over the presidency of the Council of EU, for the period 1 July - 31 December 2020. The priorities of Germany's presidency are driven by its motto: "Together for Europe’s recovery". The presidency programme focuses on six main areas: overcoming the consequences of the coronavirus crisis for the long-term as well as economic [...]

By | 2020-07-01T11:27:57+00:00 July 1st, 2020|announcement, press release|Comments Off on Start of Germany’s presidency of the Council of the EU

EVN: Series of online seminars “The sharpest view of the radio Universe: VLBI – Connecting Astronomers Worldwide”

The European VLBI Network (EVN) is pleased to announce a series of online seminars “The sharpest view of the radio Universe: VLBI – Connecting Astronomers Worldwide”. Seven speakers will cover 7 different science topics, and the talks will occur roughly every 7 weeks between early July 2020 and the EVN Symposium, which has been rescheduled to July 12-16, 2021. These [...]

By | 2020-06-29T09:00:42+00:00 June 29th, 2020|announcement, press release|Comments Off on EVN: Series of online seminars “The sharpest view of the radio Universe: VLBI – Connecting Astronomers Worldwide”