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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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LOFAR discovers largest carbon atoms outside our Milky Way

An international team of astronomers under the guidance of graduate student Leah Morabito of Leiden Observatory has for the first time discovered the largest carbon a... Read more
29/10/2014 - 15:04

Swirling Electrons in the Whirlpool Galaxy

Cosmic particles and magnetic fields in the galaxy M51 observed with the LOFAR radio telescope.

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21/08/2014 - 12:47

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
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Upcoming Events

17-21 November: 3rd LOFAR Data Processing School

26 November: 2nd NLAP Workshop, TU Delft


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

Permanent exhibitions featuring the LOFAR telescope.

Past events ...




27 Nov : Peter Curran - ICRAR, Curtin University The evolving polarised jets of stellar mass black holes
04 Dec : Alberto Sanna - MPIfR Tracing the Structure and Kinematics of the Milky Way through Astrometric VLBI Measurements
more about colloquia.....

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