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Norwegian ambassador visits ASTRON & JIVE

Submitter: Michael Garrett
Description: At the end of May, the Norwegian ambassador visited ASTRON and JIVE,
as part of a delegation also including Rob Engelsman, director of the
SNN (Samenwerkingsverband Noord-Nederland).The SNN (European
Affairs/KOMPAS) project has been a major contributor to the LOFAR
project, in addition to the original BSIK award. The ambassador
listened to a presentation about ASTRON, and then was invited on a
tour of the facilities led by Yde Koopman. The day was rounded-off
with a traditional dutch "borrel". The ambassador seemed to enjoy her
visit, and was impressed by people's enthusiasm for their work and
their achievements. She left with the goal of involving more norwegian
engineers and scientists in radio astronomy in general, and LOFAR in

Pictured above (left to right): Rob Engelsman (Director SNN), Elmer
Koole (Project leader Nordconnect, SNN), Miranda Kolkman (project
member, SNN), Erlend Leonhardsen (Junior office, Norwegian Embassy),
Mike Garrett (General Dir.ASTRON), Eva Bugge (Norwegian Ambassador)
and Huib Jan van Langevelde (Director JIVE).
Copyright: ASTRON
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