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RadioNet3 is a project supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). RadioNet3 builds on the success of two preceding RadioNet projects and takes a leap forward towards the facilities of the future (such as ALMA and the SKA).

RadioNet3 includes 27 partners operating world-class radio telescopes and/or performing cutting-edge Research & Development (R&D) in a wide range of technology fields important for radio astronomy.

The general goals of RadioNet3 are:

  • To provide and facilitate access to the complete range of Europe's outstanding radio-astronomical facilities 
  • To secure a long term perspective on scientific and technical developments in radio Astronomy by pooling skills, resources and expertise
  • To stimulate new R&D activities for the already existing radio infrastructures, ensuring the readiness of a scientific and technical community for SKA 
  • To contribute to the implementation of the Strategic Plan for European Astronomy (ASTRONET) by building a sustainable radio astronomical research community.

Funding agencies and international project consortia recognize RadioNet as the European entity representing radio astronomy.


Title Event starts Event ends Information
LOFAR MKSP Annual Meeting & Busy Days 09/03/2015 12/03/2015 Read more
Back at the Edge of the Universe 15/03/2015 19/03/2015 Read more
RadioGREAT WGmeeting 16/03/2015 17/03/2015 Read more
German ALMA community days 2015 25/03/2015 27/03/2015 Read more
ALMA/Herschel Archival Workshop 2015 15/04/2015 17/04/2015 Read more



13 Nov 2014
Observations of the infant Universe have shown that the most distant galaxies discovered so far host black holes that are extremely massive, characterized by thousand of billions solar masses. These objects, known with the name of "quasars"; are generally discovered through the intense X-ray radiation they emit. The mechanism responsible for the formation of these black holes is still not known. To unveil this mystery and fully understand their origin and evolution, it would be necessary to detect their lower mass ancestors.
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A lightning inferno at the event horizon of a massive black hole

7 Nov 2014
Results published by the Science journal on November 6, 2014 show a powerful flare of high-energy gamma-radiation from the galaxy IC 310 in the Perseus Cluster, at 260 million light years from earth. This flare was observed with the twin 17-m telescopes of the MAGIC telescope at La Palma/Canary Islands. Ancillary observations with the European VLBI Network - EVN, funded by the EU project RadioNet3, show a remarkable straight plasma jet emerging from the vicinity of a supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy, in a region smaller than a light year.
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WP3 - RadioNet3 funding allocation - Call for Proposals

16 Oct 2014
RadioNet3 provides financial support to workshops and conferences through WP3, the Science Working Group. To ensure proper allocation of the remaining fundings a Call for Proposals is being issued. Proposals are now accepted for meetings, conferences and workshops taking place in the period 1 January – 30 September 2015.
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