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I am the station manager of the Effelsberg Radio Observatory, which is located in Bad Münstereifel-Effelsberg, about 40 km south-west of Bonn. As the „scheduler“ of the 100-m telescope, I am also responsible for the planning of the astronomical observations.
The telescope is operated by the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, on behalf of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.
Furthermore, I am the chairman of the Commission J (Radio Astronomy) of the German Member Committee of the URSI (International Union of Radio Science).

  Aerial view of the Radio Observatory

In the center, the 100-m telescope can be seen. To the left of the telescope, our institute‘s building is visible (with the control room, labs, offices and guest rooms for the observers).
Below the control building is our visitor‘s pavilion, in which we offer public talks on Tuesdays to Saturdays between April and October.

The black spots south of the telescope are the „LOFAR“ antennas - they form a radio telescope for long wavelengths, which is part of an international array of telescopes.