Scientific Goals and Missions - Japanese VLBI Network (JVN)
The Japanese VLBI Network (JVN) project is to establish the observation network consisting of 30-meter-class radio telescopes located in Japan, aiming to develop the time-domain VLBI astronomy for high-mass protostars and high energy events.
The missions of this project are:
- to compile and deliver time-domain VLBI data catalogs to the scientific community utilizing large radio telescopes that have been operated and maintained by the respective university in Japan; and
- to nurture highly-skilled youths by offering opportunities for undergraduate/master/Ph.D. students to engage in not only extensive science activities but also productive educational programs including on-site observation experience.
Primary Scientific Goals
The primary scientific goals of this project are:
- to monitor more than 400 methanol maser sources with the JVN and to make the world’s largest monitoring catalog that reveals the structure and intensity variability;
- to observe 390 extreme-compact HII regions with the JVN, and identify the youngest HII regions out of them; and
- to make a catalog of radio sources for the possibly emitting gamma-ray by observing more than 1000 sources with the JVN.
End of March 2022