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

Who we are and what we do

 

 

When did the lights go on in the Universe?

 

 

LOFAR, the Low Frequency Array

What is beam forming and how does it work?

 

 

Einstein’s theory still passes the test: weak and strong gravity objects fall the same way

 

 

How astronomers can study dark matter in the Universe by using galaxies as a lens

 

 

The history of the Universe in the blink of an eye

The history of our Universe is written in the skies. Radio astronomers can detect ancient signals from the dawn of time as well as light from our nearest neighbours. Separating out these layers of time and space allows them to reconstruct the evolution of the Universe. This film reveals how thirteen billion years of history can be captured in a single moment. Copyright: Nature

LOFAR 10 years old

Latest tweets

Congratulations to our colleague Harish Vedantham who has been awarded a @NWONieuws #Vidi grant for his project e-MAPS! 🥳 With e-MAPS Harish will use @LOFAR to answer the question: what determines the magnetic field of an exoplanet?💫 https://bit.ly/3rekOpA

Congratulations @AstroJoeC on winning the Louise Webster prize with the discovery of Apep, a unique binary star system with the hottest stars in the Universe.

What does the start of construction of @SKAO mean for the Netherlands? Michiel van Haarlem: "we are due to take on work in the following areas: software for the calibration of data and the creation of deep sky images, " read the full interview here: https://bit.ly/3qC6yXA

Another impressive result for LOFAR! An international team of astronomers from @UniLeiden & @mediainaf discovered a galaxy that seems to be wagging it's tail, a tail of 2,5 million light years long! https://bit.ly/2QBTL9W 💫

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