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First observations of the radio galaxy Perseus A with the EHT

Event Horizon Telescope collaboration has recently resolved the jet base of an evolving jet of plasma at ultra-high angular resolution. The international team of scientists used the Earth-size telescope to probe the magnetic structure in the nucleus of the radio galaxy 3C 84 (Perseus A), one of the closest active supermassive black holes in our [...]

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AtLAST newsletter 02/2024 issued

AtLAST is a concept for a next generation 50-meter class single-dish astronomical observatory operating at sub-millimeter and millimeter wavelengths, run as a facility telescope by an international partnership and powered by renewable energy. AtLAST has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 951815 Read here the current [...]

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Relaunch of EVN seminars

The EVN announced the relaunch of its virtual seminars. This  EVN series of talks focus on the capabilities of Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) and its significant contributions to different astronomical fields. The first talk is scheduled for 14 February 2024, at 14:00 CET and will be presented by Jack Radcliffe from the University of [...]

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MeerKAT uncovers a mysterious object at the boundary between black holes and neutron stars

An international team of astronomers, led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, have used the MeerKAT radio telescope to discover an intriguing object of an unknown nature in the globular cluster NGC 1851. The massive object is heavier than the heaviest neutron stars known and yet simultaneously lighter than the lightest [...]

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Prof. Philip Diamond awarded a Commander of the British Empire

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 [...]

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Radio astronomy back on the agenda of WRC

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 [...]

By | 2023-12-21T08:16:56+00:00 December 21st, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Radio astronomy back on the agenda of WRC

European Astroparticle Physics Strategy Mid-Term Update

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

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United Kingdom joins Horizon Europe programme

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.

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