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SRT in EVN

 Location of the radio telescopes which are part of the European VLBI Network (EVN). The SRT is shown in light blue.The Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT) joined the European VLBI Network (EVN), by participating in shared risk mode to a first set of scientific observations in bands L and K, during the last EVN run (May/June 2014). The observations were carried out by Andrea Melis, Carlo Migoni and Sergio Poppi, who are part of the SRT technical staff, and included a RadioAstron experiment.
"This is another major achievement for the SRT", said Isabella Prandoni, the SRT Project Scientist, "obtained thanks to the hard work of the VLBI team, after the successful participation of the SRT to the VLBI test observations in the previous EVN run."

Miguel Perez-Torres, the PI of one of the EVN experiments which include SRT, expressed his great enthusiasm and said "I look forward to seeing the first VLBI images obtained with the contribution of the SRT!" A feeling that we all share with him!

Image: Location of the radio telescopes which are part of the European VLBI Network (EVN). The SRT is shown in light blue.

Credits: The EVN is a large scale astronomical facility that is open to astronomers from all over Europe and the rest of the world.