Radio continuum science has entered a new era of breakthrough research. The European LOFAR telescope has opened up the low-frequency radio sky for sensitive observations, while the MeerKAT, and soon MeerKAT+, radio telescope is probing new observational space with GigaHertz frequency observations. Combined observations will yield enormously powerful data sets over an unprecedented two decades in radio frequencies and will be an excellent starting point for addressing a broad range of astrophysical questions. We plan to organise a 2-day workshop to bring together the Meerkat and LOFAR radio communities that are working on studies of the formation and evolution of galaxies, clusters of galaxies, AGN as well as our Galaxy. 

The aim of this interactive workshop is (i) to provide an overview of the main (joint) science results and (ii) to foster and kick-start collaborative projects making use of both facilities.

To minimise travel and maximise scientific synergies, the workshop will take place on February 26 and 27, 2024, right after the Meerkat@5 conference ( and in the same location, the Stellenbosh Institute for Advanced Studies ( Please note that this workshop will happen in parallel to the Modelling MeerKAT 2 workshop ( which is planned in the same conference centre.

Registration & Abstract submission –  Registration is free of charge,if you are willing to participate, please fill out this form by January 7th, 2024:

Code of Conduct:

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) is committed to making this meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Please follow these guidelines:

  • Behave professionally. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion.
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  • Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees.

Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the organizers without a refund of any charge.

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This code of conduct is based on the “London Code of Conduct“, as originally designed for the conference “Accurate Astrophysics. Correct Cosmology”, held in London in July 2015. The London Code of Conduct was adapted with permission by Andrew Pontzen and Hiranya Peiris from a document by Software Carpentry, which itself derives from original Creative Commons documents by PyCon and Geek Feminism. It is released under a CC-Zero licence for reuse. To help track people’s improvements and best practice, please retain this acknowledgement, and log your re-use or modification of this policy at

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