LOFAR is a powerful next-generation radio telescope for frequencies below240 MHz that offers revolutionary new observing capabilities thanks to its phased-array technology with digital beam-forming. LOFAR Version 1.0 already allows novel and cutting-edge science projects, while considerable development is nogoing to reach the full potential of the International LOFAR Telescope (ILT)
For Cycle 0 which will run from December 2012 to May 2013, there is a limited but diverse set of standard observing capabilities. LOFAR Version 1.0 delivers correlated visibility data for synthesis imaging, in/coherently added single and multiple station data as well as transient buffer read-out.
International LOFAR Telescope Regular Proposal Call
Open to the Worldwide Community
Submission deadline: Monday September 17, at 12:00 UT
Cycle 0 will run from 01 December 2012 to 31 May 2013.
Proposals should be submitted using the "NorthStar for LOFAR" proposal submission tool.A short "Walk Though" manual of NorthStar [PDF file].
Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions for the use of NorthStar during the "Call for Proposals"
Proposers will be able to use the online "LOFAR Data Volume Calculator"
Further questions can be addressed to the Radio Observatory Science Support Group: sciencesupport_AT_astron.nl