2-6 September 2024
CJD Bonn Castell
Europe/Berlin timezone

Meeting description

The European VLBI Network Symposium is the main forum for discussion of the latest Very Long Baseline Interferometry scientific results and technical and technological developments within the EVN member countries. The 16th EVN Symposium and Users meeting, hosted by the Max-Planck-Institut für Radiostronomie, is being in Bonn in September 2-6, 2024.

The covered topics will include:

  • Powerful AGN science
  • Starburst galaxies, extragalactic masers, and supernovae •
  • Stellar evolution and stellar masers
  • Transient sources and pulsars
  • Astrometric, geodetic & space applications
  • VLBI technology developments
  • Users feedback
  • Current and future VLBI facilities and international cooperation

Scientific Organising Committee:

  • Tao An (Shanghai Observatory, China)
  • Pikky Atri (ASTRON, Dwingeloo, Netherlands)
  • Carolina Casadio (Institute of Astrophysics, Heraklion, Greece)
  • Paola Castangia (INAF Cagliari, Italy)
  • Talvikki Hovatta (Aalto University, Espoo, Finland)
  • Marcin Gawroński (University of Torun, Poland)
  • Michael Lindqvist (Onsala Space Observatory, Sweden)
  • Andrei Lobanov (MPIfR, Bonn, Germany; chair)
  • Sara Motta (INAF Milano, Italy)
  • Tom Muxlow (University of Manchester, UK)
  • Zsolt Paragi (JIV-ERIC, Dwingeloo, Netherlands)
  • Kazi Rygl (INAF Bologna, Italy)

Local Organising Committee:

  • Siân Adey
  • Vieri Bartolini
  • Sergio Dzib-Quijano
  • Galina Lipunova
  • Eduardo Ros (chair)

Important dates:

  • 26 January: First Announcement
  • 15 March: Second Announcement
  • 15 March: Registration and abstract submission opens
  • 15 June: Deadline for early registration and payment
  • 10 July: Deadline for abstract submission
  • 15 July: Third Announcement
  • 30 July: Deadline for registration and payment; preliminary program made
  • 02 September: Conference starts

We look forward to welcoming you to Bonn in 2024 for what promises to be an exciting and informative event. Stay tuned for more information!


Starts 2 Sep 2024 09:30
Ends 6 Sep 2024 13:00
CJD Bonn Castell
Graurheindorfer Str. 149, 53117 Bonn

What to do in Bonn and around

Near the city are some impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Augustusburg and Falkenlust castles in Bruehl (15km north of Bonn), Cologne Cathedral (35km north), Aix-la-Chapelle (aka Aachen) Cathedral (80km north-west), the former Zollverein coking plant in Essen (100km north), or the Roman monuments, cathedral and Church of Our Lady in Trier (150km south-east). The area around Bonn is home to one of the largest concentrations of museums in Europe (not only the Museum Mile in Bonn, but also the attractions in Cologne). The Rhine is a beautiful tourist area. The so-called Romantic Rhine covers the Rhine Valley between Rüdesheim and Bonn. Beautiful scenery, picturesque castles and fertile vineyards await you (if you are travelling by train from Frankfurt via Koblenz, take a window seat to the right and enjoy the view). The most famous area is the Middle Rhine, 80km to the south, but the area around Bonn is also well worth a visit. We recommend a boat trip to enjoy the panoramic views, either around Bonn or from Koblenz. You can also visit the Drachenfels in the Siebengebirge nature reserve (6km to the south), Eltz Castle (50km to the south), the Ahr valley (30km to the south) or the Volcano Park in the eastern Eifel (50km to the south).

How to get to Bonn

Here you can find additional information.

Earlier EVN Symposia