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ALMA Cycle 10 Pre-Announcement

By | 2023-01-25T11:07:00+00:00 January 25th, 2023|announcement|

A Call for Proposals (CfP) with detailed information on Cycle 10 is anticipated to be issued in April 2023, and the deadline for proposal submission will be in May 2023.  The purpose of this pre-announcement is to highlight aspects of the CfP to assist with early planning. The anticipated proposal submission deadline for Cycle 10 [...]

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The MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa receives prestigious award of the Royal Astronomical Society

By | 2023-01-16T15:36:35+00:00 January 16th, 2023|announcement, press release|

The MeerKAT team is awarded the Group Award of the Royal Astronomical Society for a series of spectacular observations in radio astronomy, the highlight being the images of the Galactic Centre region and the spectacular radio bubbles. In addition, the MeerKAT team have supported the development of science and technology in Africa and stress-tested technology [...]

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ALMA Scientists Find Pair of Black Holes Dining Together in Nearby Galaxy Merger

By | 2023-01-12T08:16:27+00:00 January 12th, 2023|announcement, press release|

While studying a nearby pair of merging galaxies using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) scientists discovered two supermassive black holes growing simultaneously near the center of the newly coalescing galaxy. These super-hungry giants are the closest together that scientists have ever observed in multiple wavelengths. Read the ALMA press release here. Image: © ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO); [...]

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NSF and SpaceX Sign Agreement to Mitigate Impact of Starlink Satellites on Ground-Based Astronomy

By | 2023-01-11T09:39:41+00:00 January 11th, 2023|announcement|

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and SpaceX have finalized a coordination agreement to mitigate the impact of the company’s Starlink satellites on ground-based radio-, optical-, and infrared-astronomy facilities. The NSF’s public statement is here and the NSF´s NOIRLab (National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory) announcement here. Image: © International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. Chu/J. Pollard

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ALMA and JWST Reveal Galactic Shock is Shaping Stephan’s Quintet in Mysterious Ways

By | 2023-01-10T08:56:14+00:00 January 10th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Shockwaves resulting from the violent collision between an intruder galaxy and Stephan’s Quintet are helping astronomers to understand how turbulence influences gas in the intergalactic medium.New observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have revealed that a sonic boom several times the size of the Milky Way [...]

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Serpent in the sky captured with ESO telescope

By | 2023-01-05T15:43:26+00:00 January 5th, 2023|announcement|

A myriad of stars is revealed behind the faint orange glow of the Sh2-54 nebula in this new infrared image. Located in the constellation Serpens, this stunning stellar nursery has been captured in all its intricate detail using the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) based at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. Read [...]

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ASTRON-director Jessica Dempsey nominated for Woman in the Media Award for Drenthe

By | 2023-01-05T12:58:53+00:00 January 5th, 2023|announcement|

Prof. Dr. Jessica Dempsey has been nominated for the Woman in the Media Award for Drenthe. This award opens up the path to winning the national Woman in the Media Award 2022. Dempsey is nominated for committing herself to giving girls more prospects to hold future leadership positions within science and technology. Read more. Image: © [...]

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Published in MNRAS: SPARCS-North Wide-field VLBI Survey: exploring the resolved μJy extragalactic radio source population with EVN + e-MERLIN

By | 2023-01-05T12:32:18+00:00 January 5th, 2023|announcement|

The SKA PAthfinder Radio Continuum Surveys (SPARCS) are providing deep-field imaging of the faint (sub-mJy) extragalactic radio source populations through a series of reference surveys. One of the key science goals for SPARCS is to characterize the relative contribution of radio emission associated with active galactic nucleus (AGN) from star formation (SF) in these faint [...]

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