Astronomers discuss future of Space VLBI in Dwingeloo
On 17-19 October 2022, JIVE and ASTRON co-hosted the 3rd Next Generation VLBI workshop (ngSVLBI-3) in Dwingeloo, the Netherlands. The hybrid workshop was attended both in-person and remotely by about 90 participants from all over the world.
“ESCAPE to the Future” Event Recommits JIVE and ESCAPE Partners in Collaboration for Open Science
On Wednesday 26 October JIVE joined many of Europe's biggest facilities in physics-related disciplines cementing a long-term deal to commit to sharing and processing open data. This agreement was presented at the “ESCAPE to the Future” conference where partners of the H2020 ESCAPE project as well as members of the scientific community and the European Commission gathered at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Science in Brussels (Belgium).
CASA processing of VLBI observations
The CASA package is now capable of calibrating the majority of VLBI observations. The new tasks and functionalities to process and calibrate VLBI observations - whose implementation has been led by JIVE - are described in a paper published in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (PASP) journal. In addition to a description of the software, a comparison with AIPS processing is included, demonstrating the results are virtually identical. This paper appears jointly with the new CASA reference paper, which gives a high-level overview of the entire CASA package.
The H2020 ESCAPE project organises final event to share its achievements and future challenges
On 25-26 October 2022, the H2020 ESCAPE Project is organising its Final Event at the Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences, located in Brussels (Belgium). The event will also be accessible through remote connection and registration is open until 24 September 23:59 CEST.
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.