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Dedication of UK LOFAR station as The Rawlings Array

Submitter: Michael Garrett
Description: A few weeks ago, the UK LOFAR station at Chilbolton was renamed "The Rawlings Array" in honour of the late Prof. Steve Rawlings. Steve played an important role in securing the funding for the LOFAR station, together with a consortium of various partners led by Prof. Rob Fender.

After speeches from Rob, Philip Best and Matt Jarvis, the dedication was formally closed with Linda Rawlings cutting a red ribbon that revealed the reflective dedication plate (see images above).

Several Dutch astronomers were in attendance, including Rene Vermeulen, Huub Rottgering and Michael Garrett. The day ended with the group of about a dozen participants retiring to the nearby White Lion.
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