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Excursion to the Geodetic Observatory Wettzell


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On June 20, the excursion to the Geodetic Observatory Wettzell organised by the Vienna VLBI Group took place. This year, 34 students and 7 staff members participated in the trip to the Bavarian Forest. At the observatory, we were able to inspect three VLBI antennas, two SLR/LLR systems, many GNSS antennas and a DORIS beacon. […]

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Seminar on jet precession in VLBI data by Michal Zajaček


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On September 30, 2021, Michal Zajaček from the Masaryk University in Brno visited TU Wien and gave a seminar talk on short-term jet precession in VLBI data. It was very interesting to see where astrophysics and geodesy have common topics and goals.

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Paper on ICRF3 published in A&A


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What a nice Christmas present: the paper on the ICRF3 is finally published in A&A: https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/202038368 . Wien is very happy and honored to have been part of this great achievement! @IVS_OOC @tu_wien

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IVS Newsletter online


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Do not miss the December 2020 issue of the IVS Newsletter! @IVS_OOC It features the Celestial Reference Frame with great interviews by “CRF veterans”. It also introduces the joint Operation Center by Wettzell, Zürich, and Wien. https://ivscc.gsfc.nasa.gov/publications/newsletter/issue58.pdf 

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Saying goodbye to Matthias


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Matthias will leave TU Wien with the end of September 2020, starting at ETH Zürich (Space Geodesy group of Benedikt Soja) on October 1. Matthias, it was a pleasure having you at TU Wien, we wish Laura and you all the best for the future, and we are looking forward to a close co-operation between […]

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Welcome Frederic at TU Wien


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We are very glad to have a new member in the Vienna VLBI group: Frederic Jaron. He is an experienced VLBI-ler with a background in astrophysics and interest in a wide variety of VLBI topics. Among other topics, he will look into source structure effects in VGOS observations.

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VieVS Days 2020 held as Webinar


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This year’s edition of the VieVS Days was held online as webinar from September 14 to 15. While the first day was devoted to the VLBI module of the Vienna VLBI and Satellite Software (VieVS) with lectures by Helene on single session analysis and Sigrid on global solutions, Matthias focused on the scheduling package VieSched++ […]

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Benedikt Soja from ETH Zürich visiting TU Wien


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While visiting his family in Vienna, Benedikt Soja stopped by for a chat at TU Wien. He also took the chance and talked to Matthias Schartner who will start in Benedikt’s group on space geodesy at ETH Zürich on October 1, 2020. Definitely, a close co-operation between our groups is guaranteed.

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Paper on optimal VGOS station positions published


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Do you want to know where new VGOS stations would best improve earth orientation parameters? Schartner et al. provide the answer in an article in Earth, Planets and Space.

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VieVS YouTube tutorials online


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Finally, we found some time to record new videos for our VieVS YouTube channel. In these videos, all aspects of the VieVS VLBI module are discussed and examples are shown. This covers all major features of the VieVS VLBI software, including: session analysis (fixing clock breaks, removing stations, eliminating outliers…) 24-hour sessions intensive sessions investigating […]

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