|Michel Arts and Ard Hartsuijker
| Between 2012 and 2014, the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope (DRT) was restored. Jan Klaassens, Hilko Hof and Arie Burggraaf from amateur video club Spotlight in Hoogeveen made a documentary about this restoration, including the reopening on April 5th 2014 by astrophysicist, radio amateur en Nobel Prize laureate Joe Taylor.
Today (friday, April 15th) at 15.00 we will have the premiere of this documentary in the Van de Hulst Auditorium at ASTRON. The image above is its YouTube trailer(*). Everybody is invited to attend this event. Not surprisingly the premiere almost coincides with the 60th anniversary of the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope. It was officially opened by Queen Juliana on April 17th 1956.
The film is available on DVD and costs 20 Euro. The DVD contains the documentary and an appendix which shows all the steps of the restoration in more detail. The 1957 movie of Herman Kleibrink about the construction of the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope is also on this DVD. You can order it via firstname.lastname@example.org.
(*) Unfortunately, the Youtube trailer doe not repeat automatically, for some reason. But of course you can view it as often as you like on your own computer.