Eight years after its first antenna was inaugurated in 2014, the major astronomical project is now complete: NOEMA is now the new major facility for radio astronomy in Europe. It consists of twelve 15-meter antennas that can be moved along tracks up to a distance of 1.7 kilometers, making it a powerful new tool for [...]
The ERIS 2022 took place on 19-23 September 2022 in Dwingeloo/NL, hosted by JIVE and ASTRON. Over 70 students participated and had a week of lectures and tutorials on how to achieve scientific results from radio interferometry. Read here the JIV-ERIC news article.
The e-Merlin call for proposals for Cycle 15 is now open. Details specific to Cycle 15 are available here. Use the e-MERLIN proposal tool to submit your proposal. Access/funding is offered through the ORP (Opticon RadioNet Pilot) project. Submission deadline: November 3, 2022, 13:59:59 UT
DESCA, the most widespread model Consortium Agreement in Horizon 2020, has now been updated for use in Horizon Europe projects. The revised model takes into account requirements stemming from the rules of the new EU Framework Programme Horizon Europe and experience of the user community in working with DESCA 2020, as well as other legal [...]
Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) Call for Proposals for the semester 2023-S1 is open. The schedule for the next observing season (2023-S1) is January 2 – June 30, 2023. Deadline: October 22, 2022, 05:00 UTC Image: © Large Millimeter Telescope.
The Commission has published on the 2022 edition of the European Innovation Scoreboard. The EU's innovation performance has grown by about 10% since 2015; compared to 2021, innovation performance in 2022 has improved for 19 Member States, and declined for eight.
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have spotted signs of a ‘hot spot’ orbiting Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the centre of our galaxy. The finding helps us better understand the enigmatic and dynamic environment of our supermassive black hole. Read the ESO article here. Image: © EHT Collaboration, ESO/M. Kornmesser (Acknowledgment: [...]
The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope published its first image of Neptune. Webb captured the clearest view of this peculiar planet’s rings in more than 30 years and its cameras are also revealing the ice giant in a whole new light. Most striking about Webb’s new image is the crisp view of the planet’s dynamic [...]
On September 6, 2022, the Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel announced the names of the experts who have been selected to be the new Chairs and members of the Mission Boards of the five EU Missions. Their mandate will run from 2022 to 2025. A first Mission Boards introduction will take place [...]