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Observing proposals are invited for the EVN, a VLBI network of radio
telescopes spread throughout Europe and beyond, operated by an
international Consortium of institutes (
The EVN is open to all astronomers. Use of the Network by astronomers not specialised in the VLBI technique is encouraged.
The Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) can provide support and advice on project preparation, scheduling, correlation and analysis. See EVN User Support at http://www.jive.nl.
EVN Observing Sessions in 2006
|2006 Session 1||Feb 16 - Mar 09
||18/21cm, 6cm (+MERLIN), 5cm (+MERLIN), 3.6cm|
|2006 Session 2||Jun 01 - Jun 20||30cm, 18/21cm, 6cm, +...|
|2006 Session 3||Oct 19 - Nov 09||18/21cm, 6cm, +...|
Proposals received by 1 February 2006 will be considered for scheduling in Session 2, 2006 or later. Finalisation of the planned observing wavelengths will depend on proposal pressure. Other wavelengths which may be scheduled in 2006 are: 50cm and 7mm.
features for Sessions in 2006
Most proposals request 12-48hrs observing time. The EVN Program Committee (PC) also encourages larger projects (>48 hrs); these will be subject to more detailed scrutiny, and the EVN PC may, in some cases, attach conditions on the release of the data.
How to submit
Complete a coversheet and attach a scientific justification (maximum 2 pages). Up to 2 additional pages with diagrams may be included; the total, including cover sheet, should not exceed 6 pages.
Submit to: Richard Porcas, EVN
Scheduler, MPIfR, Auf dem Huegel 69, D 53121 BONN, GERMANY or by email
The detailed "Call for Proposals" has further information on Global VLBI, EVN+MERLIN and guidelines for proposal submission: see http://www.obs.u-bordeaux1.fr/vlbi/EVN/call-long.html.
The EVN User Guide (http://www.evlbi.org/user_guide/user_guide.html) describes the network and provides general information on its capabilities.
The EVN Status Table (http://www.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/EVN/EVNstatus.txt) gives current antenna capabilities.
The On-line VLBI catalogue (http://db.ira.cnr.it/evn//) lists sources observed by the EVN and Global VLBI.
year JIVE will host a workshop titled "Next Generation VLBI
The venue will be in the city of Groningen, the Netherlands, from the 27th to the 29th of June. The workshop will be partially funded by the FP6 RadioNet.
information will appear soon on the RadioNet wiki & JIVE web
pages. A special announcement will also be sent out to the VLBI
Arpad Szomoru (JIVE)
In January 2006, the
Astronomical Observatory of China (NAOC) officially joined JIVE - as a
funding partner. This represents an important step forward for all
parties, and emphasises the signifcant and growing contribution that
the Chinese VLBI community is making to the EVN.
The bilateral agreement between JIVE and the NAOC runs for the next 3 years - the signing ceremony took place at the recent JIVE board meeting at the MPIfR, Bonn (see Figure X). This was also the last JIVE Board meeting for Roy Booth. Roy has served as a distinguished member on the board since JIVE was founded in 1993 and was its first chairman (1994-1999).
formalities were concluded with a glass (or two) of Champagne!
Hong Xiaoyu (ShAO)
Michael Garrett (JIVE)
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