What is LOFAR?
The Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) is an observatory sensitive to the radio portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. LOFAR is made up of antennas which are clustered into stations. One of these stations, called I-LOFAR, is in Ireland. It is situated on the grounds of Birr Castle, near the Leviathan. There are two kinds of antennas: the High Band Antennas (HBA) and the Low Band Antennas (LBA). Both antennas are sensitive to different frequencies of radiation and require different configurations to operate.