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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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Joeri van Leeuwen wins the Willem de Graaff Prize 2016

The board of the Nederlandse Astronomenclub (NAC) awarded the Willem de Graaff award 2016 to astronomer Dr. Joeri van Leeuwen (ASTRON, UvA).... Read more
23/05/2016 - 12:45

Dr. Jason W.T. Hessels wins the Pastoor Schmeits Prize for astronomy

During the Netherlands Astronomy Conference in Nunspeet, the Pastoor Schmeits Prize for astronomy will be awarded to Dr. Jason Hessels - affiliated with both ASTRON and t... Read more
23/05/2016 - 12:10

Possible Extragalactic Source of High-Energy Neutrinos

Nearly 10 billion years ago in a galaxy known as PKS B1424-418, a dramatic explosion occurred. Light from this blast began arriving at Earth in 2012. Now, an inte... Read more

02/05/2016 - 12:37

Variass to manufacture 64-Bit Microservers Developed by ASTRON and IBM

Yesterday it was announced that Variass will manufacture the first 26 64-bit Microservers for ASTRON and IBM. This is the first order of the Microservers which began deve... Read more
26/04/2016 - 10:45
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Upcoming Events

10 June: EUNL2016 - The connecting strength of Big Science Projects

26 June - 1 July: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2016 

7-9 November: Cursus Toegepaste RF Techniek

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

Past events ...




02 Jun : Jochen Heidt - Heidelberg The Large Binocular Telescope - the telescope, its instrumentation and scientific perspective
09 Jun : Manolis Papastergis - Kapteyn TBD
more about colloquia.....

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