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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.

DEADLINE: YERAC

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.

Behind the scenes of The Big Bang Theory

An image created by Luis Henry Quiroga Nuñez and Huib van Langevelde for the SKA calendar makes an appearance on the television series The Big Bang Theory.

Astrochemists reveal the magnetic secrets of methanol

A team of scientists, led by Boy Lankhaar at Chalmers University of Technology, has solved an important puzzle in astrochemistry: how to measure magnetic fields in space using methanol, the simplest form of alcohol.

Astronomers peer into the lair of a mysterious cosmic radio burster

One year ago, an international team of astronomers, which included JIVE researchers, pinpointed the location of a Fast Radio Burst (FRB) for the first time. Now they have found that the source of the bursts exists in an extreme and unusual environment.

EVN call for proposals

Observing proposals are invited for the European VLBI Network (EVN), a VLBI network of radio telescopes spread throughout Europe and beyond, operated by an international consortium of institutes.

Traineeship in science operations with massive arrays

The Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) and the Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) have two positions available for a traineeship in science operations with massive arrays

Paco Colomer to take over as JIVE director

Francisco ‘Paco' Colomer will become the director of JIVE, beginning in January 2018. He takes over the position that Huib van Langevelde has held for ten years.
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