Echoing the first FRA meeting in 2012, we are excited to announce the second international science symposium “Frontiers in Radio Astronomy” to be held in Guiyang, China between July 29th and 31st, 2015. This meeting will focus on most recent development in radio astronomy and to explore the promises of FAST early science operation. It is hosted by National Astronomical Observatories of China and Guizhou Normal University, with support from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China. Continua a leggere Frontiers in Radio Astronomy
The Italian node of the European ALMA Regional Centre organizes a meeting on the subject of mm-VLBI with ALMA, to be held at the INAF-Istituto di Radioastronomia (Bologna, Italy) on 22nd and 23rd January 2015. Very long baseline interferometry at millimetre/submillimetre wavelengths offers the highest achievable spatial resolution at any wavelength in astronomy and the inclusion of ALMA into a global network will bring unprecedented sensitivity. Continua a leggere Workshop on mm-VLBI with ALMA
The Third International VLBI Technology Workshop will be hosted by the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe and take place from November 10 to 13, 2014, in Groningen, the Netherlands; the venue of the second day will be Dwingeloo, where the headquarters of JIVE and its host insitute ASTRON are located. Continua a leggere Third International VLBI Technology Workshop
We are organizing a new meeting to further develop the collaboration between Italy, Japan, and Korea in the field of VLBI. After the successful event in 2012, the new meeting will take place at the CNR research area in Bologna on the 13-14 October 2014. The meeting is organized by INAF/IRA (Istituto di Radioastronomia, Bologna), with generous support from the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Bologna, and RadioNet3.
The 12th European VLBI Network Symposium and Users Meeting will be held from 7th to 10th of October in Cagliari (Italy). The latest scientific results and technical developments from VLBI, and, in particular, e-VLBI and space-VLBI (RadioAstron) results will be reported. The timing of this meeting coincides with the first successful observational tests of the Sardinia Radio Telescopes within the EVN, and with a number of results from new and upgraded radio facilities around the globe, such as e-MERLIN, ALMA, and the SKA pathfinders. This meeting will also incorporate the EVN Users meeting.
The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute is pleased to host the 6th East Asia VLBI workshop 2013. It will be held in Jeju Island, the biggest and most beautiful island in Korea. Compared with western countries, there have been quite active VLBI (Very Long Baseline Interferometry) activities in East Asia for the last couple of years. A combined network of the newly operating KVN (Korean VLBI Network) and the Japanese VERA (VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry) started to produce its scientific results. China has set up an ambitious plan to launch two radio antennas for space VLBI. Taiwan has started to set up the ALMA prototype antenna in the Greenland. The aim of this workshop is to bring astronomers and engineers in East Asia together and provides a place to present their scientific and engineering works. It will also serve a good opportunity to enhance regional collaborations through the East Asian VLBI Consortium.