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Welcome to the LWA!

This is the LWA Consolidated Information Site designed to be a centralized resource for team members and other parties interested in the development of the Long Wavelength Array (LWA) in the Southwest.

The LWA is an effort to advance astronomy by using inexpensive antenna stations to build a very large aperture to probe the depths of space at the lowest frequencies - between 10 MHz and 88 MHz.

As we proceed with the project evaluation, we will endeavor to post at this website the latest information from conferences, technical memos and other contributions.

This project is a collaboration of the following institutions: UNM, VT, LANL, JPL, and NRL. Caltech, Harvard, NRAO and AFRL have also recently become involved in the project.

The LWA1 is now a University Radio Observatory
Support for operations and continuing development of the LWA1 is provided by the National Science Foundation under grant AST-1139974 of the University Radio Observatory program.

Information about the LWA-OVRO station run by Caltech can be found here.


Science at Low Frequencies II

Upcoming international meeting highlighting recent scientific discoveries at low frequencies. ABQ Dec. 2-4, 2015

LWA-SV (Sevietta)

Construction completed - October 27, 2015

Expanded LWA project (eLWA)

Test run on September 17, 2015 - it works!

Lightening strikes LWA-1 - August 22, 2015

No serious damage resulted.