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The Hamburg Observatory as an institute is part of the Department of Physics at the University of Hamburg.
The fields of research of the several research groups cover a wide range of scientific fields, from astroparticles to cosmology.


installation-of-antenna-station-nears-completion  With the help of students and staff from the Universities of  Hamburg and Bielefeld, we are nearing completion of our antenna station for the Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR). The antenna station is located on the outskirts of the town of Norderstedt. Once completed we will be able to make images of unprecedented quality of the low-frequency sky. In recent weeks, we have installed 96 low-band antennas and 64 out of 96 high-band antennas that are shown in the picture. In the coming weeks we will set up the remaining antennas and connect the station to a dedicated glass-fibre network. For updates and more pictures of the construction see the following links: ...