The COVID-19 outbreak is unfolding on a global scale, impacting our daily lives in the process. Despite the fluidity of the situation, IVS operations have continued under these difficult conditions without any significant disruption. Several stations have transitioned to remote operations with limited technical support on site, which has so far been successful. A survey […]
Per email from the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), the IVS General Meeting for 2020 has been cancelled because of the pandemic COVID-19.
In December, the new radio telescope at Metsähovi in Finland achieved first light with the newly installed broadband receiver. Congratulations to everyone involved! https://www.maanmittauslaitos.fi/en/topical_issues/first-verified-signals-received-metsahovis-new-vgos-radio-telescope and also see https://twitter.com/NataliyaZubko/status/1202131707027214336.
The latest IVS newsletter, issue 55, has been published and is available at: https://ivscc.gsfc.nasa.gov/publications/newsletter/issue55.pdf A few highlights include reports from the Unified Analysis Workshop in Paris and an IUGG Workshop on the implementation of the GGRF in Latin America, plus the many career accomplishments of retiring IVS Network Coordinator Ed Himwich, and the latest in […]
The 8th IVTW took place in Sydney, Australia this month, with talks on many VLBI topics, from the traditional to cross-disciplinary and other related presentations. See https://www.atnf.csiro.au/ivtw19/index.html for a program and other information.
The Proceedings from the 2018 General Meeting held in Longyearbyen, Norway, are now available courtesy of the IVS CC: https://ivscc.gsfc.nasa.gov/publications/gm2018/
The eleventh General Meeting of the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS GM2020) will be held during the week of March 22–28, 2020, at the Historic Inns in Annapolis, Maryland, USA. For more information, visit the official meeting site: https://ivsgm2020.com. All IVS Associate Members and individuals who have interests in the application of […]
Fringes were successfully obtained between McDonald (MGO) and the two broadband antennas at MIT Haystack Observatory in Massachusetts, and the Goddard Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory (GGAO) in Maryland. All baselines, recording bands, and polarizations resulted in first fringes, confirming MGO’s interferometric detection and performance. Congratulations to the entire team! (Photo credit: Ganesh Rajagopalan)
The tenth biennial IVS Technical Operations Workshop (TOW) was held in May 2019 at MIT Haystack Observatory in Westford, Massachusetts. At this year’s workshop were more than 75 people representing 17 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 […]