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) 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 […]
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 […]