ASTRON is responsible for the operations of the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) and the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR).
The astronomical research at ASTRON is closely aligned with the strengths of our facilities LOFAR and WSRT-APERTIF and contributes to the development and definition of the scientific programme and
Radio telescopes are used to observe our universe and to provide astronomers with detailed images and spectra. We use antenna technology to receive radio signals from the universe.
The SKA will generate more data than we have processed and analysed ever before. To make this possible, innovation in hardware, software and expertise is crucial.
We have successfully replaced the GPU-cluster of the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR). The new powerful cluster, COBALT2.0 is now ready for use and replaces the old ‘heart’ of LOFAR.
For the first time ionised hydrogen has been detected at the lowest frequency ever towards the centre of our Galaxy.
The international engineering consortium tasked with planning the assembly, integration and verification (AIV) of the SKA has formal
ASTRON News Summer 2019
The Summer edition of the ASTRON News is now available.