Sunday, September 19, 2010

Ready for a new era of British Astronomy

The LOFAR Chilbolton Radio Telescope now stands ready for the official opening, which is due to be held on Monday 20th September 2010. Although the opening is but a single moment in a long programme of construction, installation and commissioning, it is a significant one. And now is a good time to pause and reflect on the past few months and what work has been achieved. To have come so far so quickly has been fantastic and everyone involved in this project should be proud of all that we have accomplished and look forward to the significance and celebration that will follow.

Caption : Looking through the LBA field at sunset. The monolith on the horizon is the RF container and in the distance the silhouette of the 25m dish can be seen.

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