About

ASTRON is the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, ASTRON is part of the institutes organisation of NWO. Our mission is to make discoveries in radio astronomy happen. We do this by developing new and innovative technologies, operating world-class radio astronomy facilities, and pursuing fundamental astronomical research.

Mission & Vision

We are geared to capitalise our expertise in radio astronomy technology and astronomical research to the benefit of society.

Virtual tour

Enjoy a virtual tour of several of our departments at ASTRON, in which we will show you around our institute.

EU-funded Research

ASTRON has a long track record in attracting and executing EU-funded projects to develop new capabilities to support the astronomical community.

Technology Transfer

ASTRON has a long-standing record and an ongoing broad program for collaboration with commercial partners.

Organisation

ASTRON is composed of four departments.

People of ASTRON

Who are the people behind the discoveries and innovations and also, who are the people that make sure that everything runs smoothly?

Open Source Development

The goal of our Open Source policy is to provide the ASTRON organisation with the guidelines that support the openness of the software developed by employees of our institute.

History of ASTRON

A graphical representation of ASTRON's rich and exciting history.

Annual reports

ASTRON annual reports.

Latest tweets

We are very proud of @mabrentjens who has won @UniLeiden's Teacher of the Year 2022 award!
https://www.astron.nl/michiel-brentjens-nominated-for-teacher-of-the-year-2022/

Daily image of the week: LDV gets busy
The LTA hosts about 60 PB of data, making it the largest astronomical data collection to date and an invaluable resource for science. The LDV aims to make these data available to the community.
https://www.astron.nl/dailyimage/main.php?date=20221114

Daily image of the week: ASTRON-director @astroTui get her hands dirty, assisting as a maintenance engineer.
https://www.astron.nl/dailyimage/main.php?date=20221111

There is still time to vote for LOFAR as your favourite REGIOSTARS-project on https://regiostarsawards.eu/
#RegioStars

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