3rd CASA VLBI Workshop announced

The 2023 CASA VLBI Workshop organised by JIVE will be held on 5-9 June 2023 as an hybrid event in Dwingeloo (the Netherlands) and online. Registration is now open and the deadline for abstract submission is 24 March 2023.

RADIOBLOCKS: A New European Consortium to develop Next Generation Technologies for Radio Astronomy Infrastructures



The RADIOBLOCKS project, coordinated by JIVE ERIC and including major European research infrastructures for radio astronomy, together with partners from industry and academia, has been granted 10 M€ by the European Commission to develop “common building blocks” for technological solutions beyond state-of-the-art, that will enable a broad range of new science and enhance European scientific competitiveness. The RADIOBLOCKS project will start on 1 March 2023.

JIVE publishes its Gender Equality Plan

On 1 December 2022, JIVE concluded its Gender Equality Plan, which will contribute towards improving the diversity in the organisation as well as establishing a fairer and safer work environment.

ASTRON-JIVE 2023 Summer Research Programme Opens Applications

The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) and the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) announce up to 7 grants for students to participate in the ASTRON/JIVE 2023 Summer Research Programme. Deadline for applications is 1 February 2023 23:59 CET.

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.

ERIS 2022 School successfully organised in Dwingeloo

Over 70 students from all over the world participated in the 9th European Radio Interferometry School (ERIS 2022) hosted by JIVE and ASTRON in Dwingeloo (the Netherlands) on 19-23 September 2022.

Visit us on our Open Day on October 2nd

On Sunday 2 October 2022, we will open our doors to visitors during the Dutch Weekend of Science, which will comprise hundreds of events all over the Netherlands.

European VLBI Network Call for Proposals is open

Observing proposals are invited for the European VLBI Network (EVN). The deadline for proposal submission is 1 October 2022 at 16:00 UTC. See the Call for Proposals text here for full information about the call and how to submit proposals.