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VieVS days – day 1


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The first day of your “VieVS days” is almost over. A big thanks for our international participants from China, Germany, and Spain as well as to our students which took part. Also a big thanks to today’s lecturers Sigrid Böhm, Helene Wolf, and Johannes Böhm. We had some really interesting exercises and fruitful discussions during […]

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Visit of WSRT and LOFAR


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Today we visited the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRF) and the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) as part of the ADASS2019 conference. Especially LOFAR was very interesting since it is a very innovative new kind of telescope. Although it does not look very fancy, the science which can be done by LOFAR is outstanding. It observes […]

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Vienna contribution to ADASS2019


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For the first time, a member of the Higher Geodesy group in Vienna traveled to the Astronomical Data Analysis and Software System (ADASS) conference. This year, ADASS was hosted by the Netherlands in Groningen. Matthias Schartner presented his new VLBI scheduling software VieSched++. Have a look at the abstract.

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Inspection of the Vienna Scientific Cluster 4


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Jakob, Jamie and Johannes used the chance and visited the Vienna Scientific Cluster 4 (VSC-4) where we will use 10 private nodes for VLBI correlation. We are still waiting for the storage to get started.

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Bachelor presentation Markus Mikschi


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On September 10, 2019, Markus Mikschi presented his bachelor thesis on the integration of length-of-day values for the determination of UT1. Depending on the calibration, it is possible to achieve an accuracy of 40 microseconds after a week. It should also be noted here, that his presentation was the last one in our “old meeting […]

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DiFX-2.6 released


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A new stable major version of DiFX: DiFX-2.6.1 has been released. The source code can be obtained via SVN at: https://svn.atnf.csiro.au/difx/master_tags/DiFX-2.6.1 . Documentation can be found at the DiFX Wiki: https://www.atnf.csiro.au/vlbi/dokuwiki/doku.php/difx/start  

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Visit by colleagues from Beijing Aerospace Control Center


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On 22 August 2019, four colleagues from the Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) visited us at TU Wien to inform each other about research focus points and to discuss possible future co-operation activities.

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VSC-4 powered on


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In June 2019, the Vienna Scientific Cluster 4 was powered on. This is very good news, because we will have 10 private nodes (480 cores in total) and 1 PByte of storage for correlation activities. Also the Standard (Austrian newspaper) reports about VSC4.

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Paper on VieSched++ published


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A paper on “VieSched++: A New VLBI Scheduling Software for Geodesy and Astrometry” by Schartner and Böhm was published in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. It will serve as reference for the new scheduling software.

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