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European VLBI Network Call for Proposals Deadline 1st June 2015

Observing proposals are invited for the EVN, a VLBI network of radio telescopes spread throughout Europe and beyond, operated by an international consortium of institutes (http://www.evlbi.org/). The observations may be conducted with disk recording (standard EVN) or in real-time (e-VLBI). The EVN facility is open to all astronomers. Use of the Network by astronomers not specialised in the VLBI technique is encouraged. The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) can provide support and advice on project preparation, scheduling, correlation and analysis. See EVN User Support at http://www.jive.eu.

Effelsberg Call for Proposals - Deadline 03 June 2015 (15:00 UT)

The 100-m radio telescope of the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie and the data reduction facilities are available to all qualified scientists. The present policy allows the allocation of up to 40% of available observing time to external astronomers. The directors of the institute make observing time available to applicants based on the recommendations of the Program Committee for Effelsberg (PKE), which judges the scientific merit (and technical feasibility) of the observing proposals.

4th RadioNet3 European Radio Astronomy Technical Forum Workshop

We are pleased to announce the 4th RadioNet3 European Radio Astronomy Technical Forum Workshop. This event will take place on October 5, October 6 and October 7, 2015 at OA Arcetri - INAF in Florence, Italy. This meeting is a continuation of a series of technical workshops combining several aspects of engineering and operational issues at European radio observatories. It provides the unique opportunity to cross border the different communities and to learn what ‘the others' are doing and enhance communication between engineers, scientists and operators. Furthermore the conjunction with the international symposium of antenna related topics provides the unique chance to communicate with colleagues outside the radio astronomy technology and to bring our forum to a wider community. The Workshop is sponsored and organized by the EU Consortium RadioNet3 within the Seventh Framework Program of the European Commission. Engineers, scientists, and operators working at, and observing with, our radio telescopes are welcome to present their interesting work in an oral or poster presentation.

Autonomous Spacecraft Navigation

With an ever increasing number of Earth satellites and deep space probes, autonomous methods of spacecraft navigation are becoming more and more important.

Call for Proposals 2015B (KVN VLBI)

The Korean VLBI Network (KVN, http://kvn.kasi.re.kr/) invites scientific proposals for VLBI observations during the 2015B season from Astronomers over the world. Observations of successful proposals will be scheduled between 15th August 2015 and 15th January 2016. Proposals should be emailed to kvnprop [at] kasi [dot] re [dot] kr before the deadline of UT 08:00 (KST17:00) on 26th May 2015.

Inauguration of JIVE as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC)

The radio telescopes of the European VLBI Network (EVN) regularly join forces in Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) observations, in order to explore the Universe at the highest possible angular resolution, mapping out gravitational lenses, resolving supernova explosions, pinpointing black holes and measuring the flows of material and the magnetic fields close to newly born stars.

Call for Proposals of VERA - Deadline; May 26, 2015, 08:00 UT.

We wish to inform you call for proposals of VERA; VLBI exploration of Radio Astrometry. VERA is a Japanese VLBI network, which has four 20-m stations in Japanese archipelago and aims phase referencing and astrometry observations with 2-beam system. It makes simultaneous observations of two objects with the 22-GHz and 43-GHz bands. VERA, Kashima-34m and Nobeyama-45m network mode is also available.

RadioNet3 Workshop: Multi-Frequency mm-wave Radio Telescopes & Other Software Controlled Operations

We are pleased to announce the 4th RadioNet3 European Radio Astronomy Technical Forum Workshop. This event will take place from Monday, October 5, 09:00, until Wednesday October 7, 2015, 17:00, at the INAF - Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, in Florence, Italy. There will be a workshop dinner on Tuesday 20:00h. This meeting is a continuation of a series of technical workshops combining several aspects of engineering and operational issues at European radio observatories. It provides the unique opportunity to cross border the different communities and to learn what ‘the others’ are doing and enhance communication between engineers, scientists and operators. The Workshop is sponsored and organized by the EU Consortium RadioNet3 within the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission. Engineers, scientists, and operators working at, and observing with, our radio telescopes are welcome to present their interesting work in an oral or poster presentation.

ALMA-UK: ALMA UK: ERIS first announcement

We are pleased to announce that the Sixth European Radio Interferometry School (ERIS2015) will be held at ESO, Garching, Germany from September 6th – 10th, 2015. ERIS will provide 5 days of lectures and tutorials on how to obtain scientific results from radio interferometry at metre to sub-millimetre wavelengths. It is the sixth in a series of schools sponsored by RadioNet3.

e-MERLIN/VLBI National Facility CALL FOR e-MERLIN PROPOSALS - Cycle-3

The open call for e-MERLIN PATT observations during Cycle-3 is appended. Note that due to the clash with the ALMA cycle-3 proposal deadline and other commitments at this busy time we have extended the proposal deadline to 30th April 2015. Any questions regarding this call or e-MERLIN capabilities can be directed to e-merlin [at] jb [dot] man [dot] ac [dot] uk
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