Australia–Europe Symposium on Research Infrastructures

The RI-VIS Australia – Europe Symposium will be held between Tuesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 7th 2021, as a virtual event. International cooperation in science and technology is an important part of addressing major global issues like climate change, infectious disease, food security, and natural disasters. Research Infrastructures are organizations providing state-of-the-art resources, services […]

August 2021: IVS newsletter, issue #60

The August 2021 issue of the IVS Newsletter is available on the IVS CC website. https://ivscc.gsfc.nasa.gov/publications/newsletter/issue60.pdf Topics include: Helsinki to host the General Meeting in 2022 Interview with newly elected IVS Chair Alex Nothnagel News from the Board One Thousand and One R1s (and R4s) TOW2021: A Virtual Success TOW: A Teacher’s Perspective

Seminar: VLBI tie between the legacy and VGOS geodetic antennas at Kōkeʻe Park Geophysical Observatory, Hawaii, USA

Arthur Niell held an informative talk for the US NASA Goddard group (virtually) on 15 June 2021, on VLBI ties at the Kōkeʻe Park Geophysical Observatory (KPGO) station in Hawaii. The seminar was recorded; the talk and accompanying slides are available for download here. slides (PDF): 20210615_VLBITies_ArthurNiell.pdf seminar video (MP4): 20210615_VLBITies_ArthurNiell_2.mp4

Seminar: Station Amplitude Calibration

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: […]

IVS Directing Board updates: March 2021

The IVS Directing Board (DB) recently elected a new chair, Dr. Rüdiger Haas, of the Onsala Space Observatory of the Chalmers University of Technology in Onsala, Sweden. Rüdiger also serves as the IVS representative to the IERS. Also recently elected were representatives Pablo de Vicente, Yebes Observatory, Spain (Networks) and Oleg Titov, Geoscience Australia (Analysis). […]

April 2021: IVS newsletter, issue #59

The April 2021 issue of the IVS Newsletter is available on the IVS CC website. https://ivscc.gsfc.nasa.gov/publications/newsletter/issue59.pdf Topics include: News from the Board: Changing of the Guard Swiss Analysis Center at ETH Zurich Stream the Lectures of the 3rd VLBI School on Vimeo EVGA2021 Held Successfully in Cyberspace From vlbi.org From the VGOS World How to: […]

T2++ countdown!

IVS stations will be performing a historic set of observations called “T2++” sessions on January 12, 2021, and on November 30, 2021. In these two sessions, 24 and 28 IVS radio telescopes, respectively, will be participating, and will perform a series of simultaneous observations of quasars as fixed reference points on the sky. The main […]

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