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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

C'est magnifique: LOFAR goes multi-national

For the first time, the signals from antenna stations of the giant radio telescope LOFAR in the Netherlands, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom have been simultaneously combined together in the LOFAR BlueGene/P supercomputer. Read more

HBA tiles undergoing winter testing in Finnish Lapland

Recently, LOFAR/ASTRON reached an agreement with the University of Oulu for the delivery of a LOFAR remote station. As LOFAR hardware has never been tested in such extreme environmental conditions, LOFAR/ASTRON delivered two dummy HBA tiles to test them through winter. Read more

Simultaneous multi-beam observations with the LBA

LOFAR's unique design means that it can do many things that traditional radio telescopes can't. One such "thing" is looking in different directions at the same time. Read more

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell opens LOFAR station UK

The international LOFAR station in Chilbolton (UK) - UK608 - has been officially opened by Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell at a ceremony at STFC's Chilbolton Observatory in Hampshire on Monday 20 September. Read more

Cygnus A at 240 MHz with LOFAR

The enigmatic radio galaxy Cygnus A is one of the brightest sources in the LOFAR sky. Cygnus A was observed for 6 hours in the LOFAR high band (210--240 MHz) on 2010 May 30 Read more

Observing with multiple LOFAR station beams

Unlike conventional radio telescopes, LOFAR stations can look in multiple directions at the same time by distributing the total observing bandwidth between multiple "beams" (fields-of-view) simultaneously. Read more

Queen opens the LOFAR sensor array in Drenthe

The world's largest radio telescope LOFAR was officially launched on Saturday June 12th by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands during a special ceremony. Read more

Queen opens LOFAR

Her Majesty the Queen will open the largest radio telescope in the world, LOFAR, on Saturday afternoon 12 June 2010 in Borger-Odoorn (Drenthe). Read more

Luctor et Emergo

The latin means "I struggle and emerge". It is the heraldic motto of Zeeland, one of the provinces of the Netherlands that has been wrestling with the Sea over the centuries. Read more

High resolution LOFAR image of 3C61.1

In december 2009 a long observing run was carried out on the extragalactic radio source 3C61.1. 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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