International LOFAR telescope (ILT) Call for proposals
The LOFAR (Low Frequency Array) is a new major European telescope which opens up one of the last portions of the electromagnetic spectrum: low frequency radio waves (2.5 m to 40 m wavelength, 15 MHz to 240 MHz). The first regular call for proposals for this telescope is now open.
The offered time has an open component (10 percent of total) and a reserved access part (90 percent). Sweden contributes a station at Onsala to the International LOFAR Telescope (ILT) and in return gets just under 5 percent of the reserved access time; for the first semester this corresponds to 120 hours. 61 h of this reserved access time has already been allocated to large Key Science projects in a previous call (see here for details) but 59 h remains to be allocated. Submitted proposals for the Sept 17th deadline should state whether they are applying for open time, for Swedish reserved access time or for both. All proposals will be reviewed and graded by a central ILT Programme Committee (PC) but for proposals requesting Swedish reserved access time the decision on allocated time will be made by the Executive of LOFAR-Sweden in combination with the central PC review.
For technical details about LOFAR and how to make a proposal: see the International LOFAR Telescope Regular Proposal Call.
Submission deadline: Monday September 17, 2012, at 12 UT.
To obtain more regular updates and news about LOFAR in Sweden please sign-up as a membership of the LOFAR-Sweden consortium via emailing John Conway (john dot conway at chalmers dot se) LOFAR-Sweden secretary. Please also feel free to email to the above address on questions about LOFAR capabilities and questions about proposals.
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