Observing Proposals

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.

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. 

International LOFAR Telescope Regular Proposal Call

Cycle 7 will run from 15 November 2016 to 14 May 2017. Open to the worldwide community.    Submission deadline: Wednesday 14 September 2016, 12:00 UT.

** Proposers must ensure that their justification files adhere to the instructions given the proposal call and in Northstar, repeated online here. **

Proposal Tool

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 20-01-2016) .

In case you experience issues with NorthStar, please visit the page Frequently Asked Questions

For the preparation of their proposal, proposers also use some of the LOFAR Tools listed here, as the  "LOFAR Data Volume Calculator" 

Further questions can be addressed to the LOFAR Radio Observatory Science Support Group: sciencesupport_AT_astron.nl


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