A global network of radio telescopes exposes the aftermath of a violent merger of neutron stars

Astronomers have combined radio telescopes from five continents to prove the existence of a narrow stream of material (jet) emerging from the only gravitational wave event involving two neutron stars observed so far.

SKA Signal and Data Transport consortium concludes design work

SKA Organisation Headquarters, 25 January 2019 – The international Signal and Data Transport (SaDT) engineering consortium, in which JIVE played a prominent role, has concluded its work to design the complex system of networking that forms the backbone of the SKA.

25th anniversary of the Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC

On December 21st, 1993, the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) was created by the European Consortium for VLBI, inspired by the vision of Richard Schilizzi, who became its first director, who recognised the potential of building a dedicated correlator for the European VLBI Network (EVN) in Dwingeloo, where JIVE is hosted by ASTRON.

ESCAPE: EU Particle Physics and Astronomy commit to the Research Data Revolution making the European Open Science Cloud a reality

The first quarter of 2019 sees the exciting launch of one of the five successfully retained INFRA-EOSC-04-2018 Cluster projects, which the European Commission supports with €16 million to boost the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

Astronomers pinpoint an extreme binary system and track its motion within the Milky Way

Astronomers have combined data from an Australian network of radio telescopes and the optical Gaia satellite to track the motion of an extreme binary system and unveil its past.

Astronomers observe a fast radio burst at multiple wavelengths for the first time

Astronomers have combined data from multiple wavelengths across the electromagnetic spectrum to study the emission limits of the only known repeating fast radio burst.

New images from a super-telescope bring astronomers a step closer to understanding dark matter

Astronomers using a global network of radio telescopes have produced one of the sharpest astronomical images ever. The resulting image demonstrates that dark matter is distributed unevenly across a distant galaxy.

Surprise discovery provides new insights into stellar deaths

Astronomers, working on a project to detect supernovas, made a surprise discovery when they found that one supernova explosion was actually a star being pulled apart by a supermassive black hole.


The deadline to register for this year's Young European Radio Astronomy Conference closes on 1st June 2018.

African Radio Astronomy continues to grow

Support scientists Ross Burns and Jay Blanchard recently travelled to Ghana to deliver a radio astronomy training programme as part of the EU H2020 JUMPING JIVE project. Activities such as this contribute to the growth of local expertise in the African VLBI Network.
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