e-MERLIN / VLBI National Radio Astronomy Facility
Map of UK 
showing locations 
of e-MERLIN telescopes

Welcome to the e-MERLIN/VLBI National Facility, the UK's facility for high resolution radio astronomy observations, operated by The University of Manchester for the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

e-MERLIN is an array of seven radio telescopes, spanning 217km, connected by a new optical fibre network to Jodrell Bank Observatory. In current rounds observations are limited to 512MHz/pol bandwidth. Final e-MERLIN capabilities are as follow:


REVISED Deadline : Midnight (23:59 UTC) 22nd November 2018

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Northstar proposal submission tool will open for proposal preparation and submission from 24-October 2018.

e-MERLIN will address a broad range of scientific questions but its unique combination of angular resolution and sensitivity will be crucial for understanding:

The e-MERLIN/VLBI National Facility provides the UK contribution to the European VLBI Network (EVN), which links telescopes across Europe and China for observations at milliarcsecond resolution. The EVN and JIVE pages outline the scientific, operational and technical capabilities.