|Truus van den Brink-Havinga
| On June 25 a group of Dutch Management Assistants, all members of EUMA, came from all over the country to ASTRON for a company-visit and their annual general meeting (AGM).
After the well-known ASTRON lunch Marco de Vos gave a presentation, telling why ASTRON is here and what steps need to be taken to develop the innovative instruments like WSRT and LOFAR, that enable astronomers to make such beautiful pictures. To give an insight into those developments Jan Geralt bij de Vaate took the visitors for a tour through the R&D labs, while the group also went to the Dwingeloo Telescope for a presentation by CAMRAS.
There was a lot of interaction between EUMA members and ASTRON colleagues. After the visit many members told me how extraordinary this company visit was, and how impressed they were by what we do.