A Large Programme Portfolio will be composed in order to prepare for the significant LOFAR2.0 upgrade of the International LOFAR Telescope (ILT). There will be online information sessions on
THURSDAY, 7 OCTOBER 12-15 UT
TUESDAY, 12 OCTOBER, 7-10 UT
The full science community is invited to attend.
The status of the LOFAR2.0 development programme and the process of defining LOFAR2.0 Large Programmes will be presented in these information sessions. Note that the info session programme is identical on both days and is repeated in order to facilitate live participation. Substantial time has been planned for questions and discussion. The sessions will also be recorded.
Large LOFAR2.0 observing programmes are expected to be coordinated by expert LOFAR users in partner countries, but must benefit the broad community and satisfy various criteria to facilitate maximal science return. An open call will be issued for brief Expressions of Interest, due towards the end of 2021, with a further programme definition and selection process in 2022, involving independent peer review.
Further info: https://www.astron.nl/events/lofar2programmes/