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ASTRON News Summer 2015 edition

Submitter: ASTRON News Editorial Team
Description: The Summer 2015 edition of ASTRON News is now available!

2015 has been a very successful year so far and we have many interesting articles waiting for you inside this issue of the ASTRON News.

Our researchers have continued to make new scientific discoveries with LOFAR and the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT); we will update you with the latest results from the Astronomy Group.

Another big update comes from APERTIF. Following the successful Critical Design Review in October last year, the upgrade of the first six dishes of the WSRT to the new APERTIF system is now in full swing. Also, the LOFAR Calibration & Imaging Tiger Team are working hard on the much needed enhancements to the LOFAR calibration and imaging software.

In March, our building was officially opened by State Secretary, Sander Dekker. This day was full of festive activities that you can read about.

Another important event in Dwingeloo was the inauguration of JIVE as an ERIC. Robert-Jan Smits, Head of the Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Council, handed over a plaque recognising the excellence of JIVE as a research infrastructure provider.

We wish everybody a great summer and have fun reading this issue of the ASTRON News.
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