Upcoming events

ASTRON hosts several events and organises weekly colloquia. 

Past events

ASTRON hosts several events and organises weekly colloquia. 

Mon 22 Mar 2021 - Fri 26 Mar 2021

6th LOFAR Data School

6th LOFAR Data School. The aim of the school is to introduce the LOFAR system to new members of the LOFAR community who will analyse both interferometric and high time resolution beamformed LOFAR data. Students, postdocs, and staff are all encouraged to attend.

Thu 07 Oct 2021 - Tue 12 Oct 2021

Info sessions about proposing LOFAR2.0 Large Programmes

The International LOFAR Telescope (ILT) is preparing for a significant upgrade, LOFAR2.0, for which a Large Programme Portfolio will be composed. The online information sessions will take place on: Thursday, 7 October 12-15 UT Tuesday, 12 October, 7-10 UT Hour 1: Welcome word - René Vermeulen (5min) LOFAR2.0 expected observing capabilities - Jason Hessels + Cees […]

Mon 07 Nov 2022 - Thu 10 Nov 2022

Applied RF technology course

The RF course is an excellent introduction for Digital / Analog engineers who are or will be involved in the development of RF systems.

Mon 19 Sep 2022 - Fri 23 Sep 2022

ERIS 2022

ERIS 2022 is a week-long training in techniques of radio interferometry via lectures and tutorials. This school is the ninth of a series of summer schools sponsored by RadioNet and is hosted by JIVE - Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC & ASTRON – Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy. The topics covered by the lectures/tutorials will […]

Fri 13 May 2022

NL Radio Astronomy Community Day

Dear Colleagues, The NRAAC (Netherlands Radio Astronomy Advisory Committee) is pleased to announce the NL Radio Astronomy Community Day 2022 - the first in what we intend to be an annual event.  After two years of Covid pandemic it will be especially nice to see each other in person! The Community Day will be May […]

Mon 17 Oct 2022 - Wed 19 Oct 2022

Next Generation Space VLBI workshop

The third edition of the Next Generation Space VLBI workshop (ngSVLBI-2022), co-organised by JIVE and ASTRON in Dwingeloo (The Netherlands) will be held on 17-19 October 2022. The ngSVLBI-2022 workshop will focus on the future of high-resolution radio interferometry. Next-generation Space VLBI missions would be natural extensions of advanced Earth-based facilities such as global VLBI networks, (ng)EHT, […]

Sun 02 Oct 2022

Open Dag: 2 oktober/Open Day: October 2nd

English follows Dutch   Bezoek ons tijdens onze open dag op 2 oktober Wij zijn gemakkelijk bereikbaar met de (elektrische) fiets. Kom je met de auto? Deze kunt je parkeren op het veld aan de Oude Hoogeveensedijk/Bosrand. Onze shuttlebus brengt je vervolgens gratis naar ons toe. Tijdens de open dag leer je van alles over […]

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The LTA hosts about 60 PB of data, making it the largest astronomical data collection to date and an invaluable resource for science. The LDV aims to make these data available to the community.

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