Participants can join a very interesting telescope tour to two world-class radio telescopes operated by ASTRON on Thursday afternoon 10 October (sessions will end Thursday morning):
LOFAR – Low Frequency Array.
Both WSRT and LOFAR are operated by ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy. Web links with information about the telescopes will follow in a later stage since ASTRON’s new website is under construction.
Buses for the tour will leave from ADASS conference venue MartiniPlaza at 13:30 hrs, after the end of the conference. The tour will finish with drinks and snacks at a nice café in Exloo, not far from the LOFAR telescope. Buses will be back in Groningen (drop-off points to be confirmed later) around 19:15/19:30 hrs.
Participants are requested to register for the telescope tour in case they wish to join. Costs for the telescope are mentioned at the registration page.
Radio Telescope Westerbork
the so-called ‘Super terp’ of the LOFAR telescope (Low Frequency Array)