Education

Our radio telescopes can see invisible and hidden activities across the Universe and have solved some of the greatest mysteries of our Cosmos. We want to share our knowledge by supporting young and established scientists in collaborative research programs, mentor undergraduates in their research projects, enable student master projects and supervise students in obtaining their Ph.D. in astronomy. Explore what radio astronomy has in store for you.

Voor scholieren (Dutch only)

Spreekbeurtpakket

Wil je een spreekbeurt houden over radioastronomie? We hebben speciaal hiervoor een informatieblad gemaakt waarmee je alles over radioastronomie en radiotelescopen te weten komt.

Melkwegpad

Langs het voormalige kamp Westerbork, het Hingsteveen en de radiosterrenwacht loopt het Melkwegpad. Hier staan de fascinerende wereld van het heelal en de grootste radiotelescopen van Europa centraal.

Puzzelroutes over astronomie langs de LOFAR-, Dwingeloo en Westerbork radiotelescopen

Liefhebbers van natuur en astronomie kunnen nu twee telescopen puzzelroutes wandelen.

Open Science Hubs Drenthe

Ontdek een fascinerende wereld in de Open Science Hubs in Drenthe! Maak kennis met sterrenkundigen en uitvinders, doe proefjes, reis door tijd en ruimte en verwonder je over het heelal en de natuur.

CAMRAS

Stichting CAMRAS is een non-profit vrijwilligersorganisatie die de Dwingeloo Radiotelescoop beheert, onderhoudt en gebruikt.

For students

Summer Research Programme

The programme enables advanced undergraduate or graduate students in astronomy from around the world to carry out a summer research project.

Master Students

Students of both Dutch and non-Dutch universities can do a master project at ASTRON under the supervision of our staff.

PhD students and advanced-career scientists

PhD Opportunities

Students interested in obtaining a PhD in astronomy can do so under the supervision of ASTRON staff members.

Female Visitor Programme

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, ASTRON and JIVE offer a visitor programme to young or established female scientists.

General information

Virtual tour

Enjoy a virtual tour of several of our departments at ASTRON, in which we will show you around our institute.

What is Radio Astronomy?

Radio astronomy: a part of astronomy that studies the celestial objects by "capturing" the light that they emit.

What do Radio Astronomers see?

Radio astronomers can look at different elements on different wavelengths. If they study the same object using different wavelengths, they will obtain different images.

How does a radio wave become a picture?

We explain step by step how radio waves detected by our telescopes are converted into images.

Movies

Here you find a selection of movies to tell you more about us.

Acronyms in astronomy, a glossary

List of acronyms in Astronomy, a glossary.

Latest tweets

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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