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.

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.

Diversity

ASTRON is committed to achieving a fair and welcoming work environment for all.

Organisation

ASTRON is composed of four departments.

History of ASTRON

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

Annual reports

ASTRON annual reports.

Latest tweets

Daily image of the week (13-10): From an amateur Dwingeloo historian, we got a pile of scans of postcards featuring the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope, showing it in various stages of its professional period.
https://bit.ly/35ddNe5

All systems are up and running again! 🎉

We are experiencing some technical issues with our web services like http://astron.nl. We hope to fix it as soon as possible.

Today marks Coming Out Day. ASTRON celebrates the fact that people should be free to openly express their gender identity and sexual orientation.
https://bit.ly/3iI2mjp

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