The Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy is happy to announce the workshop: "The Big Impact of a Big Dish: Science with the Effelsberg 100-m telescope", which was held on 20-21 Feb, 2018 at the MPIfR in Bonn.

Even more than 40 years after its inauguration, the 100-m telescope is still one of the two largest fully-steerable radio telescopes in the world, and — due to continuous efforts by the institute and the Max Planck Society — in an excellent shape. It is heavily used for astronomical observations and accessible by users from all over the world due to its "Open Skies" policy.

This meeting was intended to bring together various user groups of the 100-m telescope with the support staff of the observatory and the technical developers. We are looking forward to the opportunity to discuss recent observational results and technical developments with the users of the 100-m telescope. Furthermore, this meeting will give us the possibility to learn about new ideas for observing projects and will allow us to plan technical and software developments for the next years.

Conference photo

(Conference photo taken by Aris Noutsos. Full-resolution version available below.)


Invited speakers

Jörn Wilms, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Jürgen Kerp, AIfA Bonn
Eduardo Ros/Andrei Lobanov, MPIfR Bonn
David Champion, MPIfR Bonn
Laura Spitler, MPIfR Bonn
Marita Krause, MPIfR Bonn
Andrea Tarchi, INAF Cagliari
Caterina Tiburzi, University of Bielefeld
Gabriele Bruni, INAF Rome


Starts 20 Feb 2018 10:00
Ends 22 Feb 2018 13:30

SOC: Matthias Kadler (University of Würzburg, Chair), Andreas Brunthaler (MPIfR), Paulo Freire (MPIfR), Fabrice Herpin (University of Bordeaux, France), Gemma Janssen (ASTRON, Netherlands), Alex Kraus (MPIfR), Thomas Krichbaum (MPIfR), John McKean (University of Groningen & ASTRON, Netherlands)

LOC: Olaf Wucknitz, Alex Kraus, Kira Kühn, Busaba Kramer, Eduardo Ros


Sponsors: This event has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730562 [RadioNet].