From 25 July to 25 August, the theater group the PeerGroup plays 'the LOFAR Expedition', a cosmic journey into the unknown, with astronaut/comedian Vincent Bijlo as your professional guide. The performance is played in the core of the LOFAR telescope and in the surrounding nature area of Het Drentse Landschap, between Exloo and Buinen.

Published by the editorial team, 25 July 2013

LOFAR stands for Low Frequency Array and is a network of thousands of sensitive sensors spread over the northeastern parts of the Netherlands and in Germany, England, Sweden and France. One of the main projects for which scientists use the LOFAR telescope is to map the very beginning of the universe, when the first stars and galaxies were formed.

In 'the LOFAR Expedition', we travel to the origins of our universe. Vincent Bijlo thinks he has found the fastest route to the Big Bang. On the way, he makes many exciting cosmic adventures that will shed new light on our existence.

With a lot of music, humour and fantasy, the PeerGroup brings the seemingly infinite universe closer. Black holes, curved spaces and supernovas: everything becomes clear. In over an hour we travel lightyears back and who knows, maybe we'll even hear the Big Bang....


Thursday 25 - Sunday 28 July at 8.30 pm (try-out)
Thursday 1 August - 8.30 pm (try-out)

Friday 2 August - 8.30 pm Première

Sa 3 & Sun 4 August - 8.30 pm
Thurs 8 - Sun 11 August - 8.30 pm
Thurs 15 - Sun 18 August - 8.30 pm
Thurs 22 - Sun 25 August - 8.30 pm

More information and tickets:


LOFAR base, Exloërweg 13, Buinen (Gemeente Borger-Odoorn)


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On June 13-17, the LOFAR Family Meeting took place in Cologne. After two years LOFAR researchers could finally meet in person again. The meeting brings together LOFAR users and researchers to share new scientific results.

Our renewed ‘Melkwegpad’ (Milky Way Path) is finished! The new signs have texts in Dutch on the one side and in English on the other side. The signs concerning planets have a small, 3D printed model of that planet in their centre.
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The background drawing shows how the subband correlator calculates the array correlation matrix. In the upper left the 4 UniBoard2s we used. The two ACM plots in the picture show that the phase differences of the visibilities vary from 0 to 360 degrees.

Daily image of the week: Testing with the Dwingeloo Test Station (DTS)
One of the key specifications of LOFAR2.0 is measuring using the low- and the highband antenna at the same time. For this measurement we used 9 lowband antenna and 3 HBA tiles.