The International LOFAR Telescope (ILT) is a powerful next-generation radio telescope for frequencies below 240 MHz that offers revolutionary new observing capabilities thanks to its phased-array technology with digital beam-forming.
Currently, there is a limited but diverse set of standard observing capabilities. LOFAR delivers correlated visibility data for synthesis imaging, plus in/coherently added single and multiple station data (several beam-formed modes) as well as transient buffer read-out, for example for studies of pulsars, transients, and cosmic rays.
Cycle 5 will run from 15 November 2015 to 14 May 2016. Open to the worldwide community. Submission deadline: Wednesday 9 September 2015, 12:00 UT.
** Proposers must ensure that their justification files adhere to the instructions given the proposal call and in Northstar, repeated online here. **
Proposals should be submitted using the "NorthStar for LOFAR" proposal submission tool.For the preparation of your proposal, please consult the short "Walk Through" manual of NorthStar [PDF file] (version 15-07-2015) .
In case you experience issues with NorthStar, please visit the page Frequently Asked Questions
Further questions can be addressed to the LOFAR Radio Observatory Science Support Group: sciencesupport_AT_astron.nl