Hosting Legal Entity
Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC
Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4, Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE), Dwingeloo, PO: 7991PD, Drenthe (Netherlands)
Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4, EVN/JIVE, Dwingeloo, PO: 7991 PD (Netherlands)
Type Of RI
Operational since 1980
The European Very Long Baseline Interferometry Network (EVN) is a distributed network of radio telescopes located across the EU and beyond. EVN telescopes located within the EU include: Effelsberg (DE), Jodrell Bank and Cambridge (UK), Westerbork (NL), Onsala (SE), Medicina, Noto and Sardinia (IT), Yebes (ES), Torun (PL), Metsähovi (FI), and Irbene (LV). When conducting EVN observations, participating telescopes operate as a single entity. Signals from each telescope are combined together at a central processing facility at the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (Dwingeloo, NL) for correlation. There are additional EVN telescopes in Russia (3), China (2), South Africa, and Puerto Rico. Joint observations with the UK MERLIN array and telescopes operated by NRAO (U.S.) are made on a regular basis.
High resolution radio astronomical observations, Interferometry, E-EVN, Correlator, VLBI, Radioastronomy
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Access to the radio astronomical array
Logistical, technological and scientific support.
21 individual antennas with diameter of 14 m - 305 m and a baseline up to 10.000 km. Wavelength range: 0.7 cm - 90 cm, max. angular resolution: 0,5 mas (K-band).
Teams of individual researchers
Date of last update: 09/05/2018