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ALMA catches “intruder” redhanded in rarely detected stellar flyby event

By | 2022-01-20T08:14:50+00:00 January 20th, 2022|announcement|

Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) made a rare detection of a likely stellar flyby event in the Z Canis Majoris (Z CMa) star system. An intruder—not bound to the system—object came in close proximity to and interacted with the environment surrounding the binary [...]

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Two ERC Starting Grants awarded to (space) weather research projects with the LOFAR radio telescope

By | 2022-01-19T11:18:51+00:00 January 19th, 2022|announcement, press release|

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded two of its prestigious Starting Grants to ASTRON scientists for research projects using the LOFAR radio telescope. One project will use LOFAR to create detailed images of lightning on Earth, the other aims to detect space weather events and magnetic fields around exoplanets. Read more on the ASTRON [...]

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ERC awards €619m in its first research grants under Horizon Europe

By | 2022-01-10T11:35:24+00:00 January 10th, 2022|announcement, press release|

Following the first call for proposals under the EU’s new R&I programme, Horizon Europe, €619 million will be invested in excellent projects dreamed up by scientists and scholars. The selected proposals cover all disciplines of research, from the medical applications of artificial intelligence, to the science of controlling matter by using light, to designing a [...]

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ASTRON-JIVE 2022 Summer Research Programme Opens Applications

By | 2022-01-10T10:43:53+00:00 January 10th, 2022|announcement|

The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) and the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) announce up to 7 grants for students to participate in the ASTRON/JIVE 2022 Summer Research Programme. The ASTRON-JIVE Programme is an opportunity for students with astronomy, physics, computer science or comparable backgrounds to spend the summer (10-12 weeks) at world-leading [...]

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS – GLOBAL 3mm VLBI ARRAY

By | 2022-01-05T09:45:40+00:00 January 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|

VLBI proposals for observing at 3mm wavelength (86 GHz) using: the VLBA, GBT, EFFELSBERG, PICO VELETA, NOEMA, ONSALA, METSAEHOVI, YEBES and KVN telescopes should be submitted using the NRAO Proposal Submission Tool (PST) by 1 FEBRUARY 2022 (UT 22:00). It is expected that phased ALMA will participate in some GMVA observations during ALMA Cycle 9 [...]

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Chalmers: Stars’ secret embraces revealed by Alma

By | 2021-12-29T09:39:37+00:00 December 29th, 2021|announcement, press release|

Using the gigantic telescope Alma in Chile, a Chalmers-led team of scientists studied 15 unusual stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, the closest 5000 light years from Earth. Their measurements show that all the stars are double, and all have recently experienced a rare phase that is poorly understood, but is believed to lead [...]

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NASA’s Webb Telescope Launches to See First Galaxies, Distant Worlds

By | 2021-12-27T12:59:21+00:00 December 27th, 2021|announcement|

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launched on December 25, 2021 at 7:20 a.m. EST on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, South America. A joint effort with ESA and the Canadian Space Agency, the Webb observatory is NASA’s revolutionary flagship mission to seek the light from the first galaxies in the [...]

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At least 70 new rogue planets just discovered in our galaxy

By | 2021-12-27T09:21:31+00:00 December 27th, 2021|announcement|

A team of astronomers, using data from several European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescopes and other facilities, have just discovered at least 70 new rogue planets in our galaxy. This is the largest group of rogue planets ever discovered, an important step towards understanding the origins and features of these mysterious galactic nomads. The team used [...]

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Open vacancies at B3D

By | 2021-12-23T11:56:47+00:00 December 23rd, 2021|announcement|

Big Bang to Big Data is an interdisciplinary cluster in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) for research, technology and education in the field of data-intensive radio astronomy. It combines radio astronomy and astrophysics with data science and data technology. B3D is funded by the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of Culture and Science from November 2021. B3D is looking [...]

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