Our team of researchers and staff contributes to the vibrant and dynamic research environment at ASTRON. You can find the contact details of our team below.




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Head Astronomy & Operations

Mark Bentum 769 bentum

Office management/secretarial support

Liesbet Elpenhof 790 ao-secretariat
Marjan Tibbe 776 ao-secretariat


Betsey Adams 750 adams
Cees Bassa 759 bassa
Erwin de Blok 771 blok
Michiel Brentjens 781 brentjens
Richard Fallows 757 fallows
Jason Hessels 769 hessels
Marco Iacobelli 786 Iacobelli
Gemma Janssen 752 janssen
Vlad Kondratiev 767 kondratiev
Joeri van Leeuwen 770 leeuwen
John McKean 780 mckean
Raffaella Morganti 793 morganti
Andre Offringa 773 offringa
Emanuela Orru 761 Orru
Tom Oosterloo 779 oosterloo
Roberto Pizzo 783 Pizzo
Antonia Rowlinson 799 rowlinson
Tim Shimwell 192 shimwell
Harish Vedantham vedantham
Sander ter Veen 711 veen
Pietro Zucca 749 zucca


Pikky Atri 770 atri
Anna Bilous 668 bilous
Helga Denes 751 denes
Thomas Franzen 775 franzen
Julia Healy healy
Kelley Hess 767 hess
Alexander Kutkin 773 kutkin
Yogesh Maan maan
Catarina Tiburzi 773 tiburzi
Dany Vohl 794 vohl

PhD candidates

Kenzie Nimmo nimmo
Emma van der Wateren wateren

Latest tweets

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?💫 https://bit.ly/3rekOpA

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: https://bit.ly/3qC6yXA

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! https://bit.ly/2QBTL9W 💫