Meeting with a scientist Straight from the Sky: The astronomical radio network (Polish only)
5 March 2020
110 thousand antennas in more than 50 places in Europe. 192 antennas in each station, which comprise the LOFAR – Low Frequency Array for Radio Astronomy, which enables us to observe they sky using low-frequency (30-240 MHz) radio waves with high resolution, using the phenomenon of interference – overlapping of radio waves. The telescope, using numerous antennas, has been in operation since 2010. The central antenna cluster – comprising nearly 40 stations – is located in the Netherlands, and the first of the first of three Polish stations was commissioned in 2015 in Bałdy, near Olsztyn. The LOFAR network, which enables us to study space weather and distant galaxies, will be showcased by Dr Bartosz Dąbrowski.
Dr Bartosz Dąbrowski is a radio astronomer, who uses the LOFAR telescope in his work and specialises in solar research. He works in the Space Radio-Diagnostics Research Centre at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, as well as in the Olsztyn Planetarium and the Astronomical Observatory.