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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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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

Girlsday 2016

Net als voorgaande jaren doet ASTRON dit jaar weer mee aan de Girlsday. Op 14 april komen er 32 meiden bij ASTRON langs om kennis te maken met ASTRON. ... Read more
08/04/2016 - 09:31

LOFAR can now also be used as particle detector

An international team of astronomers have figured out radio signals that LOFAR captures when elementary particles from space collide with the Earth's atmosphere. Thanks t... Read more
07/03/2016 - 15:05
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Upcoming Events

12-14 April: Dome Face to Face Meeting 
25-29 April: Hannover Messe 2016  - Tickets
7-9 November: Cursus Toegepaste RF Techniek


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

Permanent exhibitions featuring the LOFAR telescope.

Past events ...




12 May : Paola Pinilla - Leiden Effects of embedded planets in protoplanetary disks: Models vs. Observations
19 May : Andrew Shearer - NUI Galway TBC
more about colloquia.....

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