ASTRON is composed of four departments. General & scientific director of ASTRON Dr Jessica Dempsey and interim Institute Manager Diana Verweij form the institute's directorate. Below you find contact details.

Dept. Head Secretary
Director General Dr Jessica Dempsey Management Assistant
Institute Management Diana Verweij, M.Sc. Management Assistant
Astronomy & Operations Dr Mark Bentum Secretary A&O
Innovation & Systems Drs Roelien Attema Secretary I&S

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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.

Daily image of the week: ASTRON-director @astroTui get her hands dirty, assisting as a maintenance engineer.

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Gigantic radio sources up to ten million light years in size discovered in the universe using the LOFAR radio telescope. Read more about this exciting result on the website of @HambObs