RadioNet telescopes

This describes a telescope included in the RadioNet project.


The Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe was formally established in 1993 by the Consortium for VLBI in Europe. The Institute is located in Dwingeloo, the Netherlands, and hosted by ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy.


The Plateau de Bure Interferometer (now called NOEMA) is the most advanced facility for milimetre radio astronomy in the Norther hemisphere. The Interferometer will consists of twelve 15-meter antennas and operates with an angular resolution up to 0.1 arcsec.

IRAM Pico Veleta

The 30-metre Telescope on Pico Veleta is the most powerful milimetre single dish telescope in the world.

Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT)

The WSRT is one of the most powerful radio observatories in the world. It enables astronomers to study a wide range of astrophysical problems: from pulsars to kinematics of nearby galaxies to the physics of black-holes.

Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX)

The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment is a modified ALMA prototype antenna operated as a single dish. APEX allows us to observe cold dust and gas in our own Milky Way and in distant galaxies, in the southern sky. This improves our understanding of the structure and chemistry of planetary atmospheres, dying stars, regions of star formation and distant starburst galaxies.

Effelsberg radio telescope

The Radio Telescope Effelsberg is one of the largest fully steerable radio telescopes on earth. It is employed to observe pulsars, magnetic fields in galaxies, cold gas- and dust clusters, the sites of star formation, jets of matter emitted by black holes and the nuclei of distant far-off galaxies.
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