Radio Galaxy Zoo: LOFAR

Together with scientists of international partner institutes, Universität Bielefeld, Hamburger Sternwarte, Landessternwarte Tautenburg are asking for the public’s help to find the origin of hundreds of thousands of galaxies that have been discovered by the largest radio telescope ever built: LOFAR. Where do these mysterious objects that extend for thousands of light-years come from? A new citizen science project, LOFAR Radio Galaxy Zoo, gives anyone with a computer the exciting possibility to join the quest to find out where the black holes at the centre of these galaxies are located.

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The SKA (Square Kilometre Array) is the upcoming world project in radio astronomy. It will be the largest astronomical facility ever built, with three different instruments placed in Australia and South Africa.

Radio2020 and GLOW Assembly

The Radio2020 Symposium and GLOW Annual Assembly will take place on October 12-14 2020 in Garching (note: date is preliminary).

More details will follow in due time.

Big Data Made in Germany

On June 29 - 30, 2017 we met in Berlin to discuss big data challenges in Germany.