Radio2018 and GLOW Annual Assembly
Today is the start of the annual assembly of the German Long Wavelength Consortium (GLOW) and the Radio2018 Symposium, which takes place from 24 October to 26 October 2018 and is hosted by the Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg and the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, both in Germany.
The GLOW consortium brings together scientist working with Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) and the recently inaugurated MeerKAT telescope in South Africa, and it coordinates activities with respect to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). At the Radio2018 Symposium recent progress and highlights in radio astronomy are presented to the community, This year, the symposium is organised together with scientist working with Atacama Large Miliimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and others using the Sunyaev Zeldovich Effect in the Cosmic Microwave Background.
At the meeting the GLOW LOFAR Working Group discusses the strong German contribution to LOFAR – six international LOFAR stations are operated in Germany, the FZ Jülich hosts a large data archive and several software developers contribute to the LOFAR pipelines.
Moreover, an ALMA Town Hall meeting allows to learn more about recent developments in ALMA.
Finally, the foundation of the ‘Verein für datenintensive Radioastronomie’ will be discussed.
More information here.