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Initiator: ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy

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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.



Science Case

The development of the radio telescope LOFAR has been driven by science. A detailed description of the science drivers can be found in the following documents:


CDR Documentation

In May 2007, the LOFAR radio telescope had a Critical Design review before roll-out started. The documentation used is available here.


LOFAR document server

The LOFAR document server can be found here.

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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