Important LOFAR dates

Collection of important dates regarding the LOFAR system. This collects known Stopdays, Software releases, etc. Subject to change, so if you need to stay up-to-date, subscribe to this page (use 'Manage Subscriptions' in the little menu on the right side).

This dates at this page should be in sync with the LOFAR activity agenda: LOFAR Google Calendar maintained by SDC Operations ( sdco (at) astron.nl ).

Please, let us know if you find any discrepancies ( ro_wiki (at) astron.nl ).

Note: The dates are links to pages with planned changes/activities.

2020Coordinator
Jan 7-8Jasmin
Mar 3-4 w/ LCUs rebootReinoud
May 12-13Jasmin
Jul 14-15 w/ LCUs rebootReinoud
Sep 15-16Jasmin
Nov 3-4 w/ LCUs rebootJasmin
2021Coordinator
Jan 12-13
Mar 09-10 w/ LCUs reboot
May 11-12
Jul 13-14 w/ LCUs reboot
Sep 14-15
Nov 9-10 w/ LCUs reboot

:!: Please note:

Major LOFAR Software Deployments


2016Version 2017Version 2018Version 2019Version 2020 Version 2021Version
Jan 252.15 Feb 132.20 Feb 12Skipped Jan 23 (Wed!)3.2.7 (Minor rollout) Mar 16Skipped Feb 8
Mar 142.16 Mar 13Skipped Apr 233.1 Apr 23 (Tue!)4.0.0 (Major release) Reverted Apr 20WinCC update Apr 12
May 232.17 May 8 Jun 122.21 Jun 18Skipped Jun 244.0.0 (Major release) Jun 29Skipped Jun 14
Jul 4 Jul 102.21.5 (Minor rollout) Sep 103.2 Sep 16Skipped Oct 5Skipped Oct 11
Sep 122.17.6 Sep 112.22 Nov 5Skipped Nov 18Skipped Nov 23 Nov 22
Nov 72.19 Oct 163.0 Dec 10Skipped
Dec 5Skipped Dec 11Skipped

:!: Note: Semester planning by sdco will be done half April and half October for the coming semesters; be sure to get in touch with M. Iacobelli (or S. ter Veen) around that time to properly synchronize all plannings (incl stopdays, etc.)


  • Last modified: 2020-11-02 16:13
  • by Jasmin Klipic