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. 

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