TOPIC-led consortium develops CSP-Low for SKA

The SKA telescopes are currently in the construction phase, and with it the central signal processor (CSP) for the SKA Low frequency telescope, called CSP-Low. CSP-Low will be integrated and delivered to site by a consortium led by the Dutch company TOPIC; ASTRON is one of its subcontractors. One of TOPIC’s specializations is designing and developing hardware, firmware, and software for sophisticated systems.

ASTRON-led consortium working on SKAO

A consortium led by ASTRON is developing important software components for processing the vast amounts of data that the soon-to-be largest radio telescope in the world will produce.

Inheemse blik op de hemel in Leiden tentoongesteld

Op zaterdag 16 oktober opent de bijzondere tentoonstelling Onder onze hemel (origineel Shared Sky), een culturele blik op de sterrenhemel door Aboriginal Australische en Zuid-Afrikaanse artiesten, in de Oude Sterrewacht in Leiden.

What does the start of construction of SKA mean for the project and the Netherlands?

At a historic meeting of its Council on 25 June 2021, the SKA Observatory (SKAO) saw its Member States give the green light for construction of the SKA telescopes in Australia and South Africa to commence. We spoke to Michiel van Haarlem, head of the Dutch SKA Office at ASTRON, about what this important milestone means.

Green light given for construction of world’s largest radio telescope arrays

At a historic meeting of its Council last week, the recently formed SKA Observatory (SKAO) saw its Member States approve the start of construction of the SKA telescopes in Australia and South Africa.

SKA Observatory Unveils New Brand For A New Era

The newly born SKA Observatory (SKAO) has unveiled its brand following approval by the SKAO Council at its second meeting.

SKAO is born - Launch of international Observatory signals new era for radio astronomy

The SKA Observatory, a new intergovernmental organisation dedicated to radio astronomy, was launched today following the first meeting of the Observatory’s Council.

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We are moving our Dwingeloo Test Station for LOFAR2.0 for the next series of tests, as part of a big #LOFAR upgrade, which will enable it to collect even more data and increase its accuracy. @RTVDrenthe visited us to take a look themselves.
https://www.rtvdrenthe.nl/nieuws/15009161/nieuwe-lofar-kan-hele-jaar-door-naar-de-sterren-kijken

2 days ago, the Sun emitted a strong solar flare, which might reach Earth today. Last August, @mabrentjens, radio astronomer at ASTRON, explained what effects these solar flares can have on our technologies.
(image credit: NASA/SDO)
https://nos.nl/artikel/2441058-vandaag-kans-op-verstoorde-navigatie-en-communicatiemiddelen-door-geomagnetische-stormen

The upgrade of our #LOFAR telescope is featured in @SKAO's Contact magazine! We are currently working on a major upgrade towards LOFAR2.0, which will give us more data, more accuracy, and simultaneous usage of our LBA and HBA antennas.
https://issuu.com/ska_telescope/docs/contact_-_issue_11

Over 70 students from all over the world participated in the 9th European Radio Interferometry School (#ERIS2022) - hosted by @jivevlbi and ASTRON & funded by the #H2020 @ORP_Astro - in Dwingeloo (the Netherlands) on 19-23 September 2022 @RadioNet_EU

https://www.astron.nl/eris-2022-school-inspires-next-generation-of-radio-astronomers/

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