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.

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. 

International LOFAR Telescope Regular Proposal Call

Cycle 4 will run from May 2015 to 14 November 2015. Open to the worldwide community.    Submission deadline: Wednesday 11 March 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. **

Proposal Tool

Proposals should be submitted using the  "NorthStar for LOFAR" proposal submission tool.

A short "Walk Through" (version 21-07-2014) 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


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