|Rob van der Meer
| On Saturday 3 October 2015 the station contract between the International LOFAR Telescope Foundation (ILT) and the three new Polish stations was signed in a special(dedicated) ceremony at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland (UWM). During the two hour meeting, which was followed by a tasty light lunch buffet, there were several presentations on the reason for this meeting and about the road towards this meeting. Prof. Katarzyna Otmianowska-Mazur and Prof. Andrzej Krankowski opened the meeting by introducing all the guests, including:
The last presentation before the actual signing was necessary because of the legal construction around POLFAR, POLFARO, UWM and ILT. Most people in the audience would never see the contract, so the agreement was shortly explained:
Following the explanation, the Rector Magnificus of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Prof. Ryszard Gorecki (right) and the director of the International LOFAR Telescop (ILT), Dr Rene Vermeulen (left), signed the contract and showed the signed contracts to the guests and the press.
More information on the three LOFAR stations in Poland and ILT is in the press release sent out when the contract for construction of the three Polish stations was signed in June 2014.
This video from the Olsztyn TV shows the signing event and background information.
|Rob van der Meer, Ronald Halfwerk