About EVN

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The European VLBI Network (EVN) is a network of radio telescopes located primarily in Europe and Asia, with additional antennas in South Africa and Puerto Rico, which performs very high angular resolution observations of cosmic radio sources.

Most sensitive VLBI array in the world

It is the most sensitive VLBI array in the world, thanks to the collection of extremely large telescopes that contribute to the network, operating from 1.4 GHz to 45 GHz (some up to 90 GHz), including real-time observations (e-EVN).

JIVE provides support to EVN users worldwide

JIVE processes the EVN data and provides expert support to EVN users. To make the EVN accessible for all astronomers, JIVE provides support during each step of the research process, from the first idea to a successful observation.

Open to all astronomers

The EVN issues three calls for proposals every year, but Target of Opportunity proposals are invited at any time. JIVE maintains an open and searchable online archive on EVN observations that have passed their proprietary period.