Thursday, February 28, 2013

LOFAR Sessions at UK National Astronomy Meeting

There will be a special session celebrating early science from LOFAR at the upcoming 2013 UK National Astronomy Meeting, to be held in St Andrews, Scotland, 1-5th July 2013.

Special session 16, on "First Science from LOFAR" has provisionally been scheduled for two 75 minute blocks for the Monday afternoon (1st July).

16. First science from LOFAR (NAM+UKSP+MIST)
Philip Best - Royal Observatoty Edinburgh
LOFAR-UK Management Committee
The International LOFAR Telescope is a next-generation software-driven low-frequency radio interferometer, which is opening up one of the few relatively unexplored windows in the electromagnetic spectrum, between 30 and 240 MHz. After an extended commissioning period, December 2012 saw the start of Cycle-0 science observations. These observations cover a very broad range of astrophysics, from cosmology to solar system studies, including the Epoch of Re-ionisation, pulsars, transient/variable sources, wide and deep surveys, cosmic rays, the origin of magnetic fields, and studies of the Sun and space weather. This parallel session will showcase the early science results from LOFAR Cycle-0 observing, as well as highlighting the current scientific and technical capabilities of the array, and forthcoming opportunities.

Abstracts for talks, or posters (note there is a limit of 2 abstracts per first author, only one of which can be requested as a talk), should be submitted via the NAM2013 Website, before 19th March 2013. 

Upcoming LOFAR Solar KSP Meeting

FYI: Announcement of 7th LOFAR Solar KSP Workshop in Trinity College Dublin

To all members of the LOFAR Key Science Project "Solar Physics and Space Weather with LOFAR"

The 2013 annual workshop of the LOFAR solar KSP will be held in Dublin April 24-26. 
Peter Gallagher from the Trinity College Dublin will be the host this year.

The workshop will start at 2 pm on Wednesday (April 24) and should be finished at noon on Friday (April 26). During the workshop, attendees will hear a report on the present state of the LOFAR Solar KSP and will have a chance to present first results of LOFAR observations of the Sun. Furthermore, there will be time for
discussions on solar LOFAR observations in future, solar radio science, and the framework of the LOFAR collaboration.

For more information or to submit an abstract KSP members should contact Frank Breitling (e-mail:fbreitling 'at' Abstract deadline March 19, 2013.