Located on the site of the Nançay Radioastronomy Station, which gathers in the heart of Sologne French radio telescopes observing at frequencies ≤ 3 GHz, NenuFAR is a very large low-frequency radio telescope, which will be among the most powerful in the world in its frequency range between 10 MHz and 85 MHz. This range corresponds to the lowest spectral “window” in which we can observe with radio telescopes from the surface of the Earth. NenuFAR, optimized for the frequency range from 10 MHz to 85 MHz (wavelength λ from 4 m to 30 m), will have there the best sensitivity.
Its main scientific objectives are:
NenuFAR will also allow many other studies: radio emissions from eruptive or magnetized stars, galaxies and clusters of galaxies, spectral lines in the interstellar medium, planetary lightning, radio bursts from Jupiter’s magnetosphere, the Sun, and various sources still unknown (perhaps including radio signals related to catastrophic events causing the emission of gravitational waves) … More on https://nenufar.sciencesconf.org
NenuFAR will be a triple instrument:
NenuFAR is – together with LOFAR – labeled “National Research Infrastructure” by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. It is also an official pathfinder of the future international radio telescope SKA (Square Kilometer Array – https://www.skatelescope.org & https://www.skatelescope.org/precursors-pathfinders-design-studies/)