Picture Gallery

Pictures of the construction of the LOFAR station at Onsala Space  Observatory.

Installation completed!

Final day of LBA installation (June 30 2011)

Opps, an incorrectly mounted LBA antenna, - will be raplaced later (June 27 2011)

LBA installation continues (June 23 2011)

Finally finished (June 22 2011)

Group picture after completion of the station (June 22 2011)

Celebrating the completion of the installation with cake and cider (June 22 2011)

The last lid on the last tile is signed by the crew members (June 22 2011)

Final HBA tile gets placed of the field (June 22 2011)

Last outdoor lunch for the installation team (June 21 2011)

Karl-Åke Johansson is getting a LBA cable pair ready for installation (June 20 2011)

Installing LBA´s in high windspeeds is tricky (June 20 2011)

LBA installation while waiting for HBA tiles (June 17 2011)

Fence pole machine, - all poles placed during one day (June 16 2011)

Summer workers during action, from the left: Alexander Olsson, Henrik Bergman, Scott Andersson and Daniel Johansson (June 16 2011)

Lids, lids, lids and lids.... (June 15 2011)

192 LBA markers positioned (June 15 2011)

Truck number 13 during unload (June 14 2011)

LBA field accepted and ready for installation (June 10 2011)

39 tiles on position (June 10 2011)

 

Where's the champagne Fabien asks... (June 08 2011)

 

Another productive installation day, 10 tiles installed! (June 07 2011)

Henri Meulman from ASTRON is getting a lift (June 07 2011)

Part of the installation team, finished with tile one (June 01 2011)

 

Tile cover attached to the anchors (June 01 2011)

Lars and Karl-Åke connect the cables to the summators (June 01 2011)

Oops, the hole pattern for the cable entry does not match the rules, - Han Wessels make new holes (June 01 2011)

Jan Karaskuru makes the first big lift (June 01 2011)

Lid placement (June 01 2011)

First tile ready to be lifted to the unfolding platform (June 01 2011)

 

First tile ready to get undressed (June 01 2011)

Unfolding platform mounted, - ready for installation (June 01 2011)

Groundwork finished on LBA field (June 01 2011)

Henrik´s scalp stitches, you take what you have, - gloves = 100% UV protection (May 31 2011)

 

Crane trainees Jan Karaskuru, Lars Eriksson and Lars Wennerbäck (May 31 2011)

 

Anchoring, - Henrik Olofsson, Tobia Carozzi, Karl-Åke Johansson instructed by Han Wessels (May 31 2011)

Lars Eriksson and Jan Karaskuru is busy unloading tiles (May 31 2011)

 

Anchor preparations, - 1m cords with bowloine knot in both ends (May 30 2011)

 

Placing fleece in the antenna alleys (May 30 2011)

HBA field ready for installation (May 26 2011)

 

Construction work continues on LBA field, almost the whole surface is refilled (May 26 2011)

 

First HBA tiles arrive at the LOFAR field (May 26 2011)

 

Unloading transport 3 and 4 by the 25 mter antenna (May 26 2011)

 

LBA panorama (May 25 2011)

 

HBA panorama (May 25 2011)

 

The Icelandic ash cloud approaching (May 24 2011)

 

Lars Pettersson rerouts cables (May 24 2011)

 

Fist transport arrives, unloading is tricky with strong winds (May 24 2011)

 

Lars Eriksson and 'Roffe' makes the perfect marker team (May 24 2011)

 

HBA markers gets pounded into position (May 24 2011)

 

Karl-Åke Johansson during cable measurements, not a single cable was damaged during the refilling. (May 23 2011)

 

Cable rerouting, to adapt to HBA tile inputs (May 23 2011)

 

Refilling of LBA field, sand piles under the antenna positions (May 23 2011)

Panorama (May 18 2011)

 

Manufacturing of 384 additional LBA annchors (May 18 2011)

'Under construction' (May 16 2011)

 

Håkan Millqvist by the LBA ground planes (May 13 2011)

 

10 cm gravel is added over 20 cm sand (May 13 2011)

 

Gravel, gravel, gravel... (May 12 2011)

 

Sand, sand, sand.... (May 10 2011)

 

Refilling of HBA field (May 10 2011)

 

LOFAR field with the radome in the background (May 06 2011)

 

View of the field from a 27m high crane (May 06 2011)

 

Piles of sand over the HBA field, 1400 tons have to be braught in (May 06 2011)

 

Lars Pettersson have finished all connections (May 04 2011)

Cables (May 04 2011)

 

Miroslav Pantaleev wrestling LBA cables in the cable pit (May 04 2011)

 

Haukur Sigurdarsson between the cables (May 04 2011)

 

Snowstorm over the LOFAR field (May 03 2011)

 

LBA cable routing (May 02 2011)

 

Lars Wennerbäck attaches cable protection tubes to the LBA markers (April 29 2011)

 

Good work Lars Pettersson, only 220 more connections to be done (April 29 2011)

 

Cable pit soon filled (April 29 2011)

 

LBA field ready for cable rollout (April 28 2011)

 

Sunshine boys Per Björklund and Lars Pettersson manages the cables into the container (April 28 2011)

 

'Be happy in your work' - Ulf Kylenfall loves coaxial cables (April 28 2011)

 

Cable preparations by Håkan Millqvist and Christer Hermanson (April 28 2011)

 

Lars Eriksson with the line marker (April 28 2011)

 

Two proud cable managers (Per Björklund, Stefan Cristiansson) put the first pair into ground (April 27 2011)

 

192 cable exit markers goes to ground (April 27 2011)

 

Ariel view (Nov 2010) LOFAR field to bottom right, in background the Onsala 20m telescope antenna radome and 25m diameter dish.

Station Electronics container in place (December 2010).

 

Excavators working on the Low Band Antenna (LBA) area (Dec 1st 2010)

 

Cable pipes getting installed into the concrete platform (December 2010)

Groundbreaking (November 2010)

Delivery of first LOFAR components (Jan 2010)