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

Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn

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]

LOFAR - a new radio telescope in Germany

May 05, 2006
LOFAR, the "LOw Frequency ARray" is a new technology radio telescope for meter waves from space, forming the largest (virtual) radio telescope on Earth in a few years. On May 03, 2006, the German long wavelengths consortium (GLOW) for observations at long radio waves met in Potsdam for the first time. [more]

Pulsar Astronomers win the European Union Descartes Prize for Research

December 02, 2005
The PULSE consortium for pulsar research in Europe has received the 2005 Rene Descartes research prize of EEC. MPIfR scientists are participating with pulsar observations with the Effelsberg 100-m radio telescope. [more]
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