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This project was co-financed by the EU, the European Fund for Regional Development and the Northern Netherlands Provinces (SNN), and EZ/KOMPAS.

News

12 May 2012: Open Day at LOFAR telescope

On Saturday 12 May, ASTRON is organising a LOFAR open day during the 'SNN EU Kijkdagen'. Read more

International LOFAR radio telescope kicks off all-sky survey

World's most complex radio telescope begins its first low frequency survey of the sky, as it prepares to open its doors to the international astronomy community this year. Read more

The last thing(s) lucky low frequency photons see

A recent virtual tour around the developing LOFAR array revealed that the Google Maps team has been busy. Read more

CEP 2.0 cluster operational

Today, the LOFAR central processing team proudly announces that the LOFAR phase II cluster is operational. Read more

Cygnus A at 239 MHz with LOFAR

Part of the ongoing commissioning effort for LOFAR is determining good models for the bright A-team sources that dominate the radio sky at low-frequencies. Read more

Receding horizons behind LOFAR station FR606

The photograph shows that LOFAR is not the first and only radiotelescope in Nançay, but each instrument operates in a different frequency range and has its unique capabilites. Read more

LOFAR Pulsar Data Joins Archive Flow to Grid

To take some of the the pressure on the central storage, observation data is regularly transferred to the Petabyte BiG Grid storage at SARA since January 2011. Read more

First Pulsar Polarisation Profiles with LOFAR

The image shows two of the very first polarisation profiles of pulsars observed with the LOFAR HBAs, those of PSR B0329+54 and PSR J2219+475. Read more

Partial Solar Eclipse, January 4, 2011, as seen by LOFAR

The image shows the partial solar eclipse of January 4, 2011, as seen from LOFAR at around 140 MHz. Read more

First LOFAR Tied-Array Beam Achieved

Adding the LOFAR station beams in phase, or "coherently", is vital to achieving the maximum possible raw sensitivity for beam-formed observations of e.g. pulsars, planets, and cosmic rays. Read more
ASTRON initiated LOFAR as a new and innovative effort to force a breakthrough in sensitivity for astronomical observations at radio-frequencies below 250 MHz. 
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