A job at ASTRON: what's that like?

ASTRON offers high school students different ways of learning all about radio astronomy. But what is it actually like to work at a radio observatory? Read the stories of some of ASTRON's astronomers and engineers and see for yourself.

 

 Roy Smits: astronomer at the astronomy department of ASTRON.

 

 Raymond van den Brink: instrument engineer at the Research & Development department of ASTRON:

'Since 2004 I'm working at ASTRON as an instrument engineer. With a background in product development I've worked on several design projects for both optical and radio astronomical instruments. At the moment most of my time is spent on APERTIF and the SKA.' Read more

 

Alicia Berciano Alicia Berciano Alba: postdoctoral researcher working as part of the astronomy group at ASTRON and at the Leiden Observatory.

'My name is Alicia Berciano Alba, and I'm a postdoctoral researcher working as part of the astronomy group at ASTRON and at the Leiden Observatory. I'm Spanish (born in the north of Spain, grown up in the Canary Islands), and I came to the Netherlands 7 years ago to do a PhD in radio astronomy and gravitational lensing in Groningen.' Read more

 

 Mark Bentum: senior researcher at ASTRON.

Mark has a background of Electrical Engineering and worked for ASTRON for more than 15 years. He also has a position at the University of Twente, where he is an Associate Professor in the Telecommunication Engineering Group of the Electrical Engineering faculty. Read more

In this video, an introduction is given of the work at ASTRON on LOFAR. This video was made for a special scientific evening about LOFAR.  

 

Michiel Brentjes, astronomer for the Radio Observatory at ASTRON

In this video, an introduction is given of the work at ASTRON. This video was made for a science cafe in Enschede.

 

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