Welcome to the LOFAR-UK Website

The LOw Frequency ARray, LOFAR, is a radio telescope working at the lowest frequencies accessible from Earth. Combining many thousands of simple dipole receivers (just like the one in your radio at home) with the latest in high tech computing, LOFAR can survey wide areas of the sky all at once and is opening up a new window for astronomers.

LOFAR consists of many "stations" which are each composed of a large number of dipole receivers. The majority of these are in the Netherlands, but there are also stations in Germany, France, the UK, Sweden and Poland.

The UK's LOFAR station, the Rawlings Array, is based at the Chilbolton Observatory in Hampshire. You can find more information about it on our Rawlings Array pages.

For more information on LOFAR-UK see About LOFAR-UK. More information on LOFAR in general can be found at the links to the left of the page.

Astronomers should go to our Astronomers' pages.