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A Boost for European Radio Astronomy


Credit: ESO/ALMA (www.alma-telescope.org); SPDO/TDP/DRAO/Swinburne Astronomy Productions.

Credit: ESO/ALMA (www.alma-telescope.org); SPDO/TDP/DRAO/Swinburne Astronomy Productions.

The European astronomy collaboration RadioNet has been granted 9.5 million Euros by the European Commission to fund its latest program,RadioNet3, for the years 2012 to 2015. RadioNet is responsible for improving the capabilities of, and enhancing access to, major radio astronomy facilities in Europe and beyond. This third iteration not only continues the two preceding RadioNet projects, but also takes a leap forward in stimulating new activities in research and development for the existing radio infrastructures, in synergy with telescopes of the future. These include the recently opened Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array (ALMA) and – upcoming in the next decade – the biggest radio telescope in the world – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

The Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) in Bonn is leading the RadioNet3 consortium of 27 partners. It includes all major European radio institutions, as well as partners South Korea, Australia and South Africa.

 

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