Articles | Volume 5
Adv. Radio Sci., 5, 407–412, 2007
https://doi.org/10.5194/ars-5-407-2007
Adv. Radio Sci., 5, 407–412, 2007
https://doi.org/10.5194/ars-5-407-2007

  13 Jun 2007

13 Jun 2007

LOFAR in Germany

W. Reich W. Reich
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Auf dem Hügel 69, 53121 Bonn, Germany

Abstract. The LOw Frequency ARray – LOFAR – is a new fully digital radio telescope designed for frequencies between 30 MHz and 240 MHz centered in the Netherlands. In May 2006 ten German institutes formed the German LOng Wavelength consortium – GLOW – to coordinate its contributions and scientific interests to the LOFAR project. The first LOFAR station CS1 was installed in summer 2006 near Exloo/Netherlands. The second station IS-G1 is presently been placed in the immediate vicinity of the Effelsberg 100-m radio telescope near Bad Münstereifel/Germany. This contribution briefly describes the basic properties and aims of LOFAR, the aims of the GLOW consortium and the actual activities to install a LOFAR station at the Effelsberg site.

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