The Low-Frequency ARray (LOFAR) is a novel radio-telescope facility with its core and operation center in the Netherlands. LOFAR is one of several current pathfinders toward SKA. One of LOFAR's key science projects is the detection and characterization of the redshifted 21-cm emission from neutral hydrogen coming from the Epoch of Reionization and Dark Ages at redshifts beyond 6. With role-out of the core and outer stations in the Netherlands and related computational facilities nearing completion, science operations are expected to commence soon. I will present a short overview of the current status of LOFAR and that of our Epoch-of-Reionization Key Science Project.
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts|
|State||Published - 2011|
Bibliographical notePublished also at the Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 43, 2011.