Wednesday, April 14, 2010

LOFAR at NAM2010

The UK National Astronomy Meeting (NAM) is happening this week in Glasgow. There were three talks about LOFAR in the "Pathways to the SKA" session yesterday. Steve Rawlings from Oxford talked about precurser SKA telescopes, causing some interest in the planned "student army" who will be helping to construct the LBAs next month (you'll here more about that here I'm sure!). John McKean from ASTRON talked about early results from LOFAR commissioning, and Alan Penny from St Andrews talked about using LOFAR for SETI.

There has also been some press interest from the talks, with an article at Discovery News: "Seeing in a New Light (and Searching for ET) with LOFAR", by Nicole Gugliucci.

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