GMRT and EVN succesful experiments open capabilities for Global VLBI Observations
In February 2022, the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (India) achieved a new milestone in the path towards enabling their VLBI capabilities by completing two coordinated experiments conducted along with telescopes of the European VLBI Network (EVN), where Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) fringes with the GMRT were detected successfully.
Huib van Langevelde featured at exhibition at the Rijksmuseum Boerhaave
On 23 June 2022, the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science Robbert Dijkgraaf opened the newly furnished Big Questions theme room of the Rijksmuseum Boerhaave in Leiden, the Netherlands. The new content of the exhibition features an interview of JIVE Chief Scientist and Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration Project Director Huib van Langevelde, who also participated in the opening, giving a keynote address.
JIVE and the EVN at the EAS 2022 Meeting
From 27 June to 1 July 2022, JIVE and the European VLBI Network (EVN) will be participating as exhibitors at the European Astronomical Society 2022 (EAS 2022) Annual Meeting, the largest conference of European astronomy, which will be held in Valencia (Spain).
Webinar "ESCAPE VO | Connecting ESFRI data to the EOSC using the VO"
On 23 June 2022, the H2020 ESCAPE Project is organising the online webinar "ESCAPE VO | Connecting ESFRI data to the EOSC using the VO", including the participation of Marjolein Verkouter, JIVE Head of Technical Operations and R&D. Participation on the webinar is free but registration is mandatory.
Next Generation Space VLBI (ngSVLBI) Workshop 2022
The third edition of the Next Generation Space VLBI workshop (ngSVLBI-2022), co-organised by JIVE and ASTRON in Dwingeloo (The Netherlands) will be held on 17-19 October 2022. Registration is now open and the deadline for abstract submission is 15 July 2022.
Astronomers reveal first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy
Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy. This result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and yields valuable clues about the workings of such giants, which are thought to reside at the centre of most galaxies. The image was produced by a global research team called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration - including participation in the Netherlands of astronomers and technicians from University of Amsterdam, Radboud University, Leiden University, University of Groningen, JIVE ERIC and ASTRON - using observations from a worldwide network of radio telescopes. The image has been unveiled by JIVE Chief Scientist and EHT Project Director Huib Jan van Langevelde at the European Southern Observatory Headquarters in Garching (Germany), one of the press conferences organised by the EHT Collaboration around the world.