The annual GLOW meeting organized by
the German Long Wavelength Consortium (GLOW)

the Bielefeld University Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology Group


IBZ, Bielefeld University

June 18 - 19, 2012


General information


The GLOW annual assembly 2012 will take place in Bielefeld on June 18/19.


At the GLOW annual meeting there has always been an intense exchange between the various people in Germany which are active in LOFAR. This year we would like to start on Monday with a session dedicated on the status of LOFAR and first scientific results. We are glad that many excellent speakers have agreed to present the current work and results. On Tuesday the focus is more on reports from the different GLOW members and on GLOW related projects and technical aspects. It is a particular goal of the GLOW meetings to bring together the various sides involved in those projects.

In case that you plan to attend we would like to ask you to register at the web page to facilitate the local planning. Moreover, there are various possibilities for accommodation given. We suggest to choose ARCADIA hotel to group all attendees at the same hotel. It is advisable to contact the secretary Susi v. Reder for help with the hotel reservation, as Bielefeld University has special rates which require a booking code.


Head of organizing committee:                   

Local organizer:

Matthias Hoeft

Dominik Schwarz

Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg

Bielefeld University

Sternwarte 5

Faculty of Physics

D-07778 Tautenburg

P.O.Box 10 01 31

D-33501 Bielefeld

phone:xx49 36427 86361

phone: xx49 521 1066226

fax: xx49 36427 86329

fax: xx49 521 1062961




LOFAR (Low Frequency Array) is a new radio telescope under construction by ASTRON in the Netherlands operating between 30 and 240 MHz. In this largely unexplored frequency range, LOFAR will be the dominant telescope over the next decade, observing the low frequency sky with unprecedented resolution and sensitivity. LOFAR is rapidly becoming a European effort, with France, Germany, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom actively pursuing a participation in the LOFAR European network. Lofar commissioning observations are routinely carried out, and the first all-sky survey is currently going on.