The German Long Wavelength Consortium

Metre-wavelength radio astronomy in Germany

About GLOW

Advances in IT dramatically change the ways we can study the 'invisible universe' at radio frequencies. German universities and research institutes with a strong interest in exciting new possibilities in radio astronomy have formed the German Long Wavelength Consortium (GLOW). 

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Radio2021 and GLOW Assembly

The Radio2021 Symposium and GLOW Annual Assembly will take place on November 22-24, 2021 at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching.

Please visit the Radio2021 website for more details.


LOFAR (Low Frequency Array) is the largest distributed radio telescope in operation. Several GLOW partners operate LOFAR stations in Germany, complementing the dutch stations and central processing facilities as well as other international stations in Europe.

Read more about LOFAR (in English)

Aufbau und Funktionsprinzip von LOFAR (auf Deutsch)

About MeerKAT

MeerKAT is a radio telescope located in the Karoo desert in South Africa. It is operated by the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) and currently the most powerful radio interferometer at centimeter wavelengths. The German MeerKAT-activities are cooordinated by GLOW.

Read more about MeerKAT