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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.

News

22nd Working Meeting of the European VLBI Group for Geodesy and Astrometry

3 Apr 2014
The “First Announcement” of the 22nd Working meeting of The European VLBI Group for Geodesy and Astrometry was recently released. The meeting will be held on May 17-21, 2015, on Sao Miguel, Azores.
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3rd RadioNet3 European Radio Astronomy Technical Forum Workshop - Revised Announcement

11 Mar 2014
The 3rd RadioNet3 European Radio Astronomy Technical Forum Workshop "Metrologies at Radio Astronomy Antennas" is announced to take place on September 1- 2, 2014 at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden and not as a Special Session of the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting as previously planned.
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First fringes for the Sardinia Radio Telescope

4 Feb 2014
Fringes were found in an interferometric observation done on 27 January 2014 between the Sardinia Radio Telescope and the Medicina 32m dish of 3C454.3 at 22GHz. These are the first fringes found with the SRT, a 64m dish inaugurated in September 2013.
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