Previous LOFAR newsletters are collected here.
Published by the editorial team, 6 May 2022
The production array will soon be missing two stations:
Sadly, after many years of service, our beloved old.astron.nl website has to retire. Worry not, the “website team” has been hard at work to deliver a suitable and hopefully more intuitive replacement. We’ve reshuffled, deleted and added webpages with the aim of making the site more user friendly such that everyone will be able to find the information they are looking for efficiently.
We still have a few polishing iterations to go and maybe a few bugs to fix but we’re confident the site will be ready to be released in June, in time for the LOFAR Family Meeting. Once released into the open web, we’d really appreciate all the feedback you have, be it organisational, feature- or content-related. This website is built for you, the user, and we'd love to make it as great as possible. Look out for the announcement!
LOFAR2.0 progress highlights are presented every two months in the LOFAR2.0 Newsletter, see: https://www.astron.nl/lofar2-0-newsletter/.
During the last months, the LDV team has made progress in several aspects of LDV-phase 1.
Concerning the data processing at SurfSara, work is in progress for:
The operational phase of the ‘compression workflow’ at SurfSara is expected to start in April. Next, we will focus on starting with the production phase at the other LTA sites. To this aim, the characterization of the LOFAR data collection content at the Juelich and Poznan LTA sites has been accomplished. In concert with the LTA partners, the implementation of the processing workflows started in Juelich. Moreover, an initial assessment in terms of hardware requirements and human resources is being made to enable the start of the LDV processing at the Poznan LTA site.
The LOFAR Family Meeting 2022 is a gathering of LOFAR enthusiasts happening in Cologne (Germany) during 13-17 June 2022. A selection of invited and contributed talks will cover the main science areas of LOFAR including:
In addition, there will be extra sessions for a LOFAR Users Meeting and a presentation of LOFAR2.0. There will also be the opportunity to present posters.
The draft program, registration and abstract submission can be found on the conference web site: https://www.glowconsortium.de/index.php/en/lofar-family-meeting-2022
In case of any questions please contact the conference organisers via: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you in Cologne this summer!
The 9th European Radio Interferometry School (ERIS 2022) will be hosted by JIVE and ASTRON in Dwingeloo (the Netherlands) on 19 - 23 September 2022. ERIS 2022 will provide a week of lectures and tutorials on how to achieve scientific results from radio interferometry.
The topics covered by the lectures/tutorials will include:
Registration for the School is currently open and the deadline for registration is 15 May 2022. The number of participants is limited to 85. We strongly encourage the potential candidates to proceed with the online registration as soon as possible.
The dates of LOFAR Status Meetings, roll-outs and stop days are listed in an online calendar that is available here.
The next LOFAR bulletin will be issued in August 2022.