Monday 18 March 2013

LOFAR Science Meeting in Dalfsen

Dalfsen, de Westermolen.
Michiel Verbeek
The LOFAR science meeting, will be held this week (19-22th March 2013) in Dalfsen, Netherlands. The first two days will be for science with the overall LOFAR network. Then there will be a day dedicated specifically to single-station science with LOFAR stations. Finally, the last day will be the technical operations meeting, to discuss issues with the running, maintenance, upgrade and enhancement of the LOFAR systems.

This will be the first meeting of the International LOFAR Telescope since formal operations began last year. There will be over 100 attendees at the meeting, making it a very exciting event.

KAIRA will be strongly represented on the single-station day, as this is our primary mode of operations. It will also be a great opportunity for us to show-case some of our initial results and outline our plans for the future work.

This is a fantastic chance to bring more attention to the science results already coming out of LOFAR, and the fact that full operations are now happening. No doubt there will be a number of significant discoveries and results announced during the next few days, and we'll be reporting them here and on twitter (@KairaProject) when we can.

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