ASTRON and JIVE, the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe, offer visitor programmes to graduate (or advanced undergraduate) students and women working in the fields of astronomy and engineering research & development. More information about this can be found below and in the links above: outreach activities and the Helena Kluyver Programme.
For Dutch (primary and high school) students it is possible to have a guided tour at ASTRON and / or Westerbork telescope. However we have a limited number of opportunities. For teachers who are interested please contact Femke Boekhorst (boekhorst [at] astron [dot] nl).
Every year, outreach activities are organised by ASTRON (see also the link above this text). Please check out the website from time to time to find out when the next activity will be organised.
Speakers and presentations
It is possible to invite a speaker (from ASTRON and other organisations) to talk about astronomy at your event. A list of speakers can be found on www.dekoepel.nl. For more information, contact Femke Boekhorst (boekhorst [at] astron [dot] nl).
The Summer Research Programme of ASTRON and JIVE enables astronomy students (graduate or advanced under-graduate) to spend the summer (10 to 12 weeks) at the Dwingeloo Observatory, conducting astronomical research under the supervision of staff members. Read more
The Helena Kluyver Female Visitor Programme is part of an on-going effort to improve the gender balance within ASTRON and JIVE. It is part of our commitment to equal opportunities and to encourage women to seek opportunities within a fundamental and applied research environment. Helena Kluyver (in the picture to the left) was one of the first women to actively work as an astronomer in the Netherlands. Read more