Eskil Varenius held an excellent seminar on amplitude calibration at the 8 April 2021 VGOS Technical Committee (VTC) meeting. This topic is of high relevance for the VGOS stations. His presentation slides and a recording of the seminar are linked below. (Thanks to Dirk Behrend for the coordination of this event.) Title: Station Amplitude Calibration: […]
An announcement from Dirk and the IVS Coordinating Center: I’m pleased to announce that we will organize an IVS Technical OperationsWorkshop (TOW) at the beginning of May (May 3–5, 2021) as a virtual meeting. As usual, the meeting will be oriented towards training and problem resolution in VLBI operations; this year’s TOW is intended to […]
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 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 eleventh General Meeting of the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS GM2020) was scheduled to be held during the week of March 22–28, 2020, at the Historic Inns in Annapolis, Maryland, USA, and was cancelled due to the global pandemic. All IVS Associate Members and individuals who have interests in the application […]
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 […]
The 3rd IVS Training School on VLBI for Geodesy and Astrometry was held in conjunction with the 24th Working Meeting of the European VLBI Group for Geodesy and Astrometry in Las Palmas (Gran Canaria, Spain). The VLBI training school is coordinated by the IVS Committee on Training and Education of the International VLBI Service for Geodesy […]