Monthly Archives: June 2011

Education minister to open Onsala’s LOFAR station (Chalmers press release)

The Swedish LOFAR station will be opened in September by education minister and deputy prime minister Jan Björklund. The inauguration ceremony, which will take place at Onsala Space Observatory on 26 September 2011, will mark the opening of the country’s … Continue reading

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Onsala’s LOFAR station: ready for the universe

We now have a finished field of LBA antennas and the station is already complete. Leif will doubtless update with the facts and figures. In the meantime, this is a picture I took yesterday afternoon of the new LBA field … Continue reading

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Installation Week #4

  HBA field is finally installed, last tile placed June 22 2011. All the tools have been sent to the next installation site, which starts a week from now at Kilpisjärvi, Finland. All LBA meches have been placed, and 69 LBA … Continue reading

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Installation Week #3

73 tiles installed, 24 more to go next week 192 markers positioned for LBA antennas 47 LBA meshes placed and anchored Four LBA antennas erected The fence installation have started,  and now two meter high fence poles is surrounding the … Continue reading

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Installation Week #2

12 trucks with total of 49 tiles and lids have been delivered so far, 39 tiles is installed and 10 in storage for next week, Thursday we had rain and high wind speeds and managed only to place one tile, … Continue reading

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Onsala’s first LOFAR antennas pass the moose test

Daniel Johansson making sure the HBA tile lid is on right. Mooseprint in the forest next to the field The Onsala LOFAR station has its first antennas in place. 27 of the station’s 96 high-frequency antenna tiles arrived by truck … Continue reading

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Installation Week #1

Delivery of tiles and lids have continued, six trucks have been sucessfully unloaded so far 20 tiles with lids is now stored and secured under tarpaulins at the site. Cords with over thousand bowline knots tied to anchors 860 meters … Continue reading

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