ASTRON is composed of four departments. Interim general & scientific director of ASTRON dr. Marco de Vos and Institute Manager dr. Gert Kruithof form the institute's directorate. Below you find contact details.

Dept. Head Secretary
Dpt. Director General Dr Marco de Vos Management Assistant
Institute Management Dr Gert Kruithof Management Assistant
Astronomy & Operations Dr Mark Bentum Secretary A&O
Innovation & Systems Drs Roelien Attema Secretary I&S

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Congratulations to our colleague Harish Vedantham who has been awarded a @NWONieuws #Vidi grant for his project e-MAPS! 🥳 With e-MAPS Harish will use @LOFAR to answer the question: what determines the magnetic field of an exoplanet?💫

Congratulations @AstroJoeC on winning the Louise Webster prize with the discovery of Apep, a unique binary star system with the hottest stars in the Universe.

What does the start of construction of @SKAO mean for the Netherlands? Michiel van Haarlem: "we are due to take on work in the following areas: software for the calibration of data and the creation of deep sky images, " read the full interview here:

Another impressive result for LOFAR! An international team of astronomers from @UniLeiden & @mediainaf discovered a galaxy that seems to be wagging it's tail, a tail of 2,5 million light years long! 💫