IVS General Meeting 2024 in Tsukuba, Japan: thank you!

Thank you to the many presenters and participants at the wonderful IVS General Meeting 2024, which was held in March in Tsukuba, Japan. And a special thank-you from the entire IVS to our excellent hosts and organizers for making this an excellent event for all. The icebreaker, opening ceremony, informative sessions, anniversary celebration, excursions, and […]

Save the date! IVTW 2024

MIT Haystack Observatory has announced the dates for the 9th annual International VLBI Technology Workshop, to be held this fall at Haystack. The dates are October 21–23, 2024. The scope of this technology workshop aims to encompass all areas of VLBI hardware and software development.  This coming IVTW will be held in person only. More […]

IVS articles of interest for October 2023

Courtesy Nlingi Habana (thank you!). Citation: Hudson, et al. (2023)Title: Orbital Configurations of Spaceborne Interferometers for Studying Photon Rings of Supermassive Black HolesDOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2023.09.035 Synopsis: “The inclusion of baselines exceeding the diameter of the Earth and observation at as short a wavelength as possible is imperative for further development of high resolution astronomical observations. This can be achieved by a […]

IVS articles of interest: August 2023

Courtesy of Nlingi Habana (thanks!). Glomsda, et al. (2023): Effects of Non-tidal Loading Applied in VLBI-only Terrestrial Reference Frames https://doi.org/10.1007/s00190-023-01766-6 “We investigate the impact of the reduction of non-tidal loading (NTL) in the computation of secular terrestrial reference frames (TRFs) from Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) observations. We make use of [corresponding site displacement] data, […]

NEW FEATURE! IVS articles of interest: June 2023

This month’s IVS-related articles (courtesy of Nlingi Habana: thank you!): Pakize, et al. (2023): “On the improvement of the sensitivity levels of VLBI solutions from a combination with GNSS” https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2023.06.021 “The fundamental goal of the quality assessment using the sensitivity is to find out to what level VLBI can detect station displacements in the adjusted […]

TOW 2023

The twelfth biennial IVS Technical Operations Workshop (TOW) was held in May 2023 at MIT Haystack Observatory in Westford, Massachusetts. At this year’s workshop were some 64 people representing 15 different countries.The TOW is focused on hands-on training and problem resolution in VLBI operations and is thus geared toward the technical staff members at operational and forthcoming […]

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