Logistics and touringcar departure times
Date: Thursday 10 October 2019
Time: 13:30-19:30 hrs. Departure time touringcar bus: 13:30 hrs from MartiniPlaza.
Radio telescopes: WSRT and LOFAR. See below for more information.
See final schedule here.
Transportation by touringcar for all telescope tour participants is arranged. Please be on time since the buses will not wait! Kindly wear your name badge for networking reasons. The badge also contains the ticket for your group during the tour.
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 around 19:15/19:30 hrs. All buses will first go to MartiniPlaza, and afterwards go to Parking ‘Q-park Ossenmarkt’ in the city centre.
Clothes, shoes, your bag(s) during the tour
We advise participants to wear comfortable clothes and (hiking) shoes. Be prepared for wet and/or cold weather! During the LOFAR tour, the grounds can be wet. Click here for weather forecast. Temperatures mentioned here are in degrees Celsius.
You can leave your bag(s) in the touringcar bus when you leave the bus, but note that the LOC cannot take any responsibility or liability in case your belongings get lost.
Radio telescopes WSRT and LOFAR
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.
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)