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ASTRON is the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy. Its mission is to make discoveries in radio astronomy happen, via the development of novel and innovative technologies, the operation of world-class radio astronomy facilities, and the pursuit of fundamental astronomical research.

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NASA's Fermi Finds A 'Transformer' Pulsar

In late June 2013, an exceptional binary containing a rapidly spinning neutron star underwent a dramatic change in behavior never ... Read more
23/07/2014 - 10:31

Radio-burst discovery deepens astrophysics mystery

The discovery of a split-second burst of radio waves by scientists using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico provides important new evidence of mysterious pulses... Read more
11/07/2014 - 09:54

Astronomers find supermassive black hole blasting molecular gas at one million kilometers per hour from a galaxy

New research led by Clive Tadhunter (Sheffield University) and including Raffaella Morganti, Tom Oosterloo (ASTRON/Kapteyn Institute Groningen University) and Raymond ... Read more
08/07/2014 - 10:09

12 M€ for Netherlands contribution to design of the Square Kilometre Array

A consortium consisting of ASTRON and the Universities of Amsterdam, Groningen, Leiden and Nijmegen has been awarded 12M€ for their participation in the design of the... Read more
01/07/2014 - 17:28
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Upcoming Events

3-5 November: Cursus Toegepaste RF Techniek 

17-21 November: 3rd LOFAR Data Processing School


Bi-weekly: LOFAR status meeting Wednesday's 11.00-12.30

Permanent exhibitions featuring the LOFAR telescope.

Past events ...




04 Sep : Bo Thidé - Swedish Institute of Space Physics TBA
11 Sep : Frank Schinzel - University of New Mexico TBA
more about colloquia.....

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