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ORP Optical/IR Telescopes : Proposal Call Open

By | 2021-07-30T12:03:10+00:00 July 30th, 2021|announcement|

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

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EC: Open Call on Transition to digital/remote research infrastructure service provision: lessons learnt, needs and best practices

By | 2021-07-26T12:57:50+00:00 July 26th, 2021|announcement|

The European Commission has open the call on Transition to digital/remote research infrastructure service provision: lessons learnt, needs and best practices (HORIZON-INFRA-2021-DEV-01-03). Proposals for topics under this destination should set out a credible pathway to contributing to one or several of the following impacts: Disruptive research and breakthrough science and innovation through cutting-edge, interconnected and sustainable [...]

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EC adopted proposal for a Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe

By | 2021-07-23T12:26:39+00:00 July 23rd, 2021|announcement|

The European Commission adopted on July 16, 2021 its proposal for a Council Recommendation on “A Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe” to support the implementation of national European Research Area (ERA) policies. The Pact is aimed to be the long-standing foundation for the EU’s commitment to the new European Research Area (ERA). Find here the [...]

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Publication in Nature Astronomy: Event Horizon Telescope observations of the jet launching and collimation in Centaurus A

By | 2021-07-21T14:00:30+00:00 July 21st, 2021|announcement, press release|

An international team anchored by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration has now imaged the heart of the nearby radio galaxy Centaurus A in unprecedented detail. This work, led by Michael Janssen from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn and Radboud University Nijmegen is published in Nature Astronomy on 19 July 2021.  [...]

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Article on Nature website: Astronomers push for global debate on giant satellite swarms

By | 2021-07-21T12:39:14+00:00 July 21st, 2021|announcement, press release|

Read here the Nature article Astronomers push for global debate on giant satellite swarms. The article deals with the concern of astronomers and other skygazers about interferences with observations of the night sky and reports that “Working with the United Nations, scientists hope to establish standards for satellite ‘megaconstellations’ and reduce disruption of astronomical observations.” [...]

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Two job vacancies at University of Manchester

By | 2021-07-20T13:41:00+00:00 July 20th, 2021|announcement|

The University of Manchester has announced 2 new research support scientist positions:   Position of a Research Support Scientist with the e-MERLIN/VLBI National Facility at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. Application deadline is August 16, 2021. At UK’s e-MERLIN/VLBI National Facility Science and Operations group within the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA).  University Manchester is seeking candidates [...]

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EAS Annual Meeting 2022

By | 2021-07-20T09:19:26+00:00 July 20th, 2021|announcement|

The European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting 2022 will take place on June 27-July 1, 2022 in Valencia. The call for Expressions of Interest to organize symposia, Special Sessions, and Lunch Sessions at the EAS 2022 is open. Deadline for proposal submission is September 30, 2022. Find all information on the open call here.

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Effelsberg Radio Observatory: Part of the observatory site was flooded

By | 2021-07-16T11:21:00+00:00 July 16th, 2021|press release|

The extremely heavy rain in the Eifel region on July 14 and 15, 2021, also hit the Radio Telescope Effelsberg. It caused flooding in the area of the Rötzelbach and the Effelsbergbach, both of which flow in the area of the observatory. The observatory crew is now busy cleaning up and assessing the damage. This [...]

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