IVS in the time of coronavirus

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 […]

Metsähovi: first light for new VGOS radio telescope

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.

December 2019: IVS newsletter, issue 55

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 […]

IVS GM 2020

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 […]

MGO first light

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)

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