Dr. Norbert Junkes
Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Phone:+49 228 525-399

Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn


Herschel: the first science highlights

July 16, 2010
A&A press release about a special issue of "Astronomy & Astrophysics" with first scientific results of the far-infrared satellite observatory Herschel. MPIfR has significantly participated in the spectroscopic receiver HIFI onboard Herschel, the local oscillator for HIFI was built at MPIfR. [more]

Der Physiker Michael Kramer erhält den Akademiepreis 2010 der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften

June 22, 2010
Press Release (in German) of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Michael Kramer, director at MPIfR and head of its "Fundamental Physics in Radio Astronomy" research department is laureate of the 2010 academy price for outstanding science contributions. [more]

Double Engine for a Nebula

August 05, 2009
ESO Press Release about a complex nebula around the star HD87643 in the southern constellation Carina. An international team of researchers headed by Florentin Millour from MPIfR observed the star with the AMBER interferometry instrument at ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT). [more]

Marcel Grossmann Award for Michael Kramer

June 10, 2009
MPIfR Director awarded for his fundamental contributions to relativistic pulsar astrophysics [more]

Excellence of European Radio Astronomy Acknowledged

March 25, 2009
EU awards 10 Million Euro for RadioNet-FP7 [more]

Infant galaxies - small and hyperactive

February 05, 2009
MPIA Heidelberg and MPG press release about radio observations of the distant galaxy J1148+5251 with an explosive star formation rate of more than 1000 solar masses per year. Axel Weiß (MPIfR) is co-author of the publication in "Nature". [more]

Black hole outflows from Centaurus A detected with APEX

January 28, 2009
ESO Press Release showing a submillimeter image of the central area of the active radio galaxy Centaurus A observed with the APEX telescope and the MPIfR-built LABOCA camera. [more]

Milky Way a Swifter Spinner, More Massive, New Measurements Show

January 05, 2009
CfA & NRAO press release about MASER observations in star formation regions, to derive structure and motion of the Milky Way at high precision. Karl Menten, director at MPIfR and head of its Submimllimetre Astronomy research department, is co-author of this  project, based upon VLBA (Very Long Baseline Array) observations. [more]

Networks create 11,000km real-time virtual telescope

May 23, 2008
EXPReS Press Release about the first direct connection of radio telescopes in Africa, Europe, North and South America via fast internet within the EXPReS projcet (Express Production Real-time e-VLBI Service). The quasar 3C454.3 was thus observed with a virtual telescope of 11,000 km diameter. [more]

World's largest radio astronomy project gets serious

April 14, 2008
Press Release Science & Technology Facility Council about "PrepSKA", a three year project to prepare the "Square Kilometre Array" (SKA), the large radio telescope project for the future. 24 research organisations from 12 countries including MPIfR are participating in the project. [more]

Large Binocular Telescope Achieves First Binocular Light

March 06, 2008
Press Release of MPIA on behalf of the German "Beteiligungsgesellschaft" for the "Large Binocular Telescope Observatory". The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) was used with both mirrors simultaneously for the first time. [more]

The Growing-up of a Star

January 29, 2008
ESO Press Release on the investigation of the dust ring in the most central area around the young star MWC 147 with ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI). The authors are Stefan Kraus, Thomas Preibisch & Keiichi Ohnaka, all MPIfR. [more]

A Grand Vision for European Astronomy

September 28, 2007
Europe unveils its Scientific Strategies for the next 20 Years. [more]

German Astronomer Karl Menten Is 2007 Jansky Awardee

June 29, 2007
Associated Universities, Inc., (AUI) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have awarded the 2007 Karl G. Jansky Lectureship to Professor Karl M. Menten of the Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy in Bonn, Germany. The Jansky Lectureship is an honor established by the trustees of AUI to recognize outstanding contributions to the advancement of astronomy [more]

Australia and Southern Africa short-listed for Giant Radio Telescope

September 28, 2006
Astronomers met in Germany to decide upon the SKA site [more]
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