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05 10 September Slide 2 Institute of Radio Astronomy - INAF Head-quarters in Bologna Slide 3 Institute of Radio Astronomy Observatories Medicina Noto Slide 4 Sardinia Radio Telescope Slide 5 Telescopio Nazionale Galileo Centro Galileo Galilei, La Palma (Isole Canarie) Large Binocular Telescope (Mount Graham, Arizona) ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA Catania Palermo IASF Capodimonte Roma IASF - IFSI Teramo Arcetri Bologna IASF - IRA Padova Trieste Brera IASF Torino Cagliari Slide 6 Sponsors Advanced Radio Astronomy in Europe University of Bologna Department of Astronomy Slide 7 EC funded project RadioNet is an EC integrating activity that brings together all the major radio observatories in Europe, covering the frequency range of 10 MHz to 1 THz. 27 partners 5 Networking Activities 4 Joint Research Activities 9 Transnational Access programmes Aims: > support the radio astronomy community > improve the capabilities of the major radio astronomy facilities in Europe and beyond > enhance access to those facilities Slide 8 Transnational Access: EVN, e-MERLIN, Effelsberg, LOFAR, WSRT, APEX, IRAM PdB, IRAM PV, JCMT Joint Research Activities: ALBiUS: Advanced long baseline user software AMSTAR+: Focal plain arrays, 80 GHz 1 THz Advanced mm and sub-mm Technology APRICOT: All Purpose Radio Imaging Cameras On Telescopes 33 GHz 50 GHz UniBoard: FPGA-based computing platform for radioastronomical applications Networking Activities: N1 - Management of RadioNet 2 N2 - Science Workshop N3 - European Radio Astronomy Engineering Forum N4 - Training for Radioastronomers N5 Spectrum Management Slide 9 http://www.evlbi.org 14Institutes 21 Radio telescopes Slide 10 Previous European Radio Interferometry Schools: Manchester5-9 September 2005 Bonn10-15 September 2007 Oxford7-11 September 2009 7 th IRAM Interferometry School, Grenoble, October 4-8, 2010 Next (single dish) schools: Sardinian Summer School in Astrophysics, Pula, September 12 17, 2011 6 th IRAM 30m Summer School, Pradollano, September 23 - 30, 2011 Slide 11 Past schools Very Long Baseline Interferometry Techniques and Applications Edited by Marcello Felli and Ralph Spencer Proceeding of the NATO Advanced Study Institute Castel San Pietro Terme, Bologna, Italy September 12 -23, 1988 The Role of VLBI in Astrophysics, Astrometry and Geodesy Edited by Franco Mantovani and Andrzej Kus Proceeding of the NATO Advanced Study Institute Castel San Pietro Terme, Bologna, Italy September 17 29, 2001 Slide 12 Slide 13 eVLBI Slide 14 Slide 15 LBA, Australia VERA, Japan VLBA, USA Slide 16 meerKAT, South Africa Slide 17 Murchison Base, Australia Slide 18 Slide 19 Golden Age for Radio Astronomy Pietro da Cortona Eta delloro 1637 affresco Sala della Stufa Palazzo Pitti Firenze Slide 20 YERAC every year since 1968 YERAC 1980 Department of Physics, Bologna Slide 21 Enjoy your stay Slide 22

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