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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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The disappearance of the cosmic spinning top

Masses and extreme gravitational effects measured in a binary neutron star

Scientists measured the space-time warp in the gravity of a binary star and dete... Read more

05/01/2015 - 15:15

Vanavond Live: Heel Nederland Kijkt Sterren!

Het heelal, misschien wel een van de meest tot de verbeelding sprekende thema's. Bij ASTRON hebben wij dagelijks te maken met dit thema en zijn er vele vragen die ... Read more

03/12/2014 - 13:22

NWO-TOP grant for Prof. Dr. Tom Oosterloo to search for the darkest galaxies

Tom Oosterloo, one of the senior astronomers at ASTRON, professor at the Kapteyn Institute Groningen and Principal Investigator of Apertif, has been awarded a pres... Read more

01/12/2014 - 15:02

LOFAR discovers largest carbon atoms outside our Milky Way

An international team of astronomers under the guidance of graduate student Leah Morabito of Leiden Observatory has for the first time discovered the largest carbon a... Read more
29/10/2014 - 15:04
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Upcoming Events

2-3 february 2015: Discovering the Sky at the Longest Wavelengths

23-25 maart 2015: Cursus Toegepaste RF Techniek

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

Permanent exhibitions featuring the LOFAR telescope.

Past events ...




29 Jan : Cormac Purcell - Sydney University Probing the Galactic Magnetic Field using the Gum Nebula
05 Feb : Vasily Beskin - Lebedev Physical Institute & Moscow Institute of P On the propagation effects in the pulsar magnetosphere
more about colloquia.....

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