Training the next generation of support scientists

The second edition of the ASTRON/JIVE “Traineeship in Science Operations with Massive Arrays” will soon be completed on 26 July 2019. The goal of the traineeship, which is sponsored by ASTRON and the JUMPING JIVE project, is to instruct young researchers in the operation of massive arrays as a preparation for next-generation astronomy facilities like the SKA. The course is 12 weeks long, of which the trainees spend one week at JIVE.

Astronomers observe the ‘smoking gun’ of an orphan gamma-ray burst afterglow

Astronomers have found the ‘smoking gun’ of an ‘orphan’ gamma-ray burst afterglow. Gamma-ray bursts are brief, intense flashes of gamma-rays that are difficult to detect. They are believed to be linked to cataclysmic events such as the collapse of a massive star, or the collision and merger of two neutron stars. Evidence of an ‘orphan’ gamma-ray burst afterglow provides astronomers with more possibilities to study, and ultimately understand, such phenomena.

Telescopes in space for even sharper images of black holes

Astronomers have just managed to take the first image of a black hole, and now the next challenge facing them is how to take even sharper images, so that Einstein's Theory of General Relativity can be tested.

Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) Conference Series

Mark your calendars for the 29th annual conference on Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems ( The conference will be held on 6-10 October 2019, hosted by ASTRON, JIVE, the ALMA European Regional Centre, University of Groningen, Universiteit Leiden, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Radboud University, and SRON.

Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole

The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC contributes to paradigm-shifting observations of the gargantuan black hole at the heart of distant galaxy Messier 87.

VACANCY: CRAF Frequency Manager

To support and represent the strategy and interests of the ESF Expert Committee on Radio Astronomy Frequencies within the framework of European spectrum management activities, the Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) is hiring a Frequency Manager on behalf of CRAF.

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).
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