Monthly Archives: May 2011

Installation Countdown…

The latest weeks have been very intense with preparations prior the LOFAR installation. The HBA surface is now accepted and handed over to OSO and the first transports with installation tools and HBA-tiles have been delivered. A team of total … Continue reading

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LOFAR antenna visits the Science Festival in Göteborg

The Göteborg Science Festival (www.vetenskapsfestivalen.se) is in full swing. Onsala Space Observatory is running a number of events at the festival. As part of the fun, we have a specially-built model LBA antenna which now has pride of place at … Continue reading

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Fieldwork and photography, May 5

Wednesday at the Onsala LOFAR field was sunny and productive. Astronomy PhD student Haukur Sigurðarson did his stint working on the field and took along his camera. – I wanted to get an overview of the whole field, and just … Continue reading

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Snow, snakes and 19 kilometres of cable

Station construction works better in good weather. Tuesday’s cold and wet conditions made the cables much harder to handle, reports Leif Helldner, and made it tough to keep up last week’s impressive pace. By Friday the team had rolled out … Continue reading

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