The Dutch astronomical and instrumentation institutions TNO, ASTRON, SRON and NOVA have joined forces to show their latest innovations and technologies in the field of instrumentation for astronomy. The venue will be the SPIE Astronomy, Telescopes and Instrumentation technical exhibition, to be held in Amsterdam RAI from 1 to 6 July.
Experts from the participating companies will be happy to present and explain their innovations to visitors, especially during the joint networking event that they are organizing on Tuesday 3 July. You are most welcome to visit The Dutch Eyes on the Skies pavilion at booth number 313 from 7 pm.
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics and founder of an interdisciplinary approach to astronomical and instrumentation science. More information about the Holland Pavillion 'Dutch Eyes on the Skies' can be found here.
A tour to ASTRON is also available for SPIE participants. This will take place on tuesday 3 July. Signing up for the tour is possible on Sunday and Monday 1 and 2 July near the registration desk.
Contact information: Mr. Ronald Halfwerk, Technology Transfer Officer. E-mail: halfwerk [at] astron [dot] nl. Phone: (+31)(0) 521 595 286.
Image above: an impression of the dense aperture arrays for the Square Kilometre Array. Credits: Swinburne Astronomy Productions.