This page is created for the Outreach group


  1. Bowler, Jo – SKA Program Development Office, University of Manchester, UK
  2. Colomer, Francisco – Observatorio Astronomico Nacional (OAN-IGN), Spain
  3. Cumming, Robert – Onsala Space Observatory, Sweden
  4. Boekhorst, Femke – ASTRON, Netherlands
  5. Mack, Karl-Heinz – INAF Istituto di Radioastronomia, Italy
  6. O'Brien. Tim – Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, UK
  7. Pierce-Price, Douglas – European Southern Observatory, Germany
  8. Salome, Philippe – LERMA, Observatoire de Paris, France
  9. Theureau, Gilles – Paris-Nancay Observatory, France
  10. Varano, Stefania – INAF Istituto di Radioastronomia, Italy webcam
  11. Vogt, Corina – ASTRON, Netherlands
  12. Wyputta, Ulrike – Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie, Germany
  13. Yun, Kristine – JIVE, Netherlands
  14. Zanichelli, Alessandra – INAF Istituto di Radioastronomia, Italy


Action Items


  • Make a list of what is there (how many telescopes, what interfaces, softwares, possible activities) P.Salome
  • Start to consider what activities we can do using those antennas (what observations, create sound, etc..) F.Colomer
  • Check if there is the opportunity of having students working on the scheduler and the interface. All
  • Reporting about ongoing fund search S Varano


  • Flyer about European connections in Radio Astronomy R. Cumming
  • Information and images about radio telescopes/astronomy (create a Creative Commons Licence?) on RadioNet website C. Vogt
  • 4-5 minutes films about Radio Astronomy (history, how radio telescopes work, technology, frequencies, society benefit) J. Bowler, C. Vogt
  • Map of EVN radio telescopes K.Yun, S.Varano
  • VCs overview S.Varano
  • Material for teachers All
  • Networking schools from different countries (EU-HOU) All
  • Wiki page for sharing information C. Vogt –> OK
  • Calendar
  • Sharing postcards


  • Travelling exhibition about SKA
  • ALMA panels (now available)
  • Editable materials about international projects
  • LOFAR movie
  • Exchange ideas about how to advertise LOFAR


  • Social networks (Facebook, lindedin)
  • connection between VCs (a European scaled astronomical path?)


S. Varano

  1. Fund raising. No success with the fund search for educational activities to be done with our Small Radio Telescope: the collaboration on this item is crucial.
  2. Map of EVN telescopes. We could, as a first step, publish here the links to our telescopes web cams, or a nice picture of the telescope (that could be used in case a web cam is not present). I put the link to the web cam pointing our telescope in Medicina close to my name in the group/contact list. Once we have collected the web cam links (or the images) we can put together a map similar to one of TNA telescopes within RadioNet this, in which every image is a thumbnail (or a miniature) of the web cam view.
    I will need Kristine Yun's help, in order to do it. I think we could put it on JIVE and/or RadioNet websites.
  3. VCs Overview. I am collecting a brief description of the VCs of radiotelescopes across Europe. I am using the pieces of text some of you sent me for the VC-Net proposal and the abstract to your presentations at the Outreach Workshop. I will send these descriptions to you for checking and updating.
  4. Material for teachers. As soon as the “Marcello Ceccarelli” Visitor Centre website will be ready, I will put there all our material for teachers. I invite you to put here the link to your material, so that I can check it and see what we can think about translating in english (what to we do about copyright?).
  5. Networking schools from different countries (EU-HOU). This is something really hard planning at this stage. I suggest that, for the moment, anytime one of us has contacts with a foreign group of students, he/she should get in contact with the person (or people) working in EPO of Radio Astronomy for that country, should it only be for his/her knowledge.


- LOFAR movie: the LOFAR movie is almost finished, it only needs Dutch subtitles. It has become a documentary of about 50 minutes. The film will be shown at ASTRON in June and put on the ASTRON website when it is finished.

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