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 capabilities of the next generation of major international facilities such as the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).
Topics include the detection and characterisation of fast radio bursts, the evolution of gas and star formation in distant and nearby galaxies, the detection of radiation from the epoch of reionisation, testing theories of gravity and detecting gravitational waves with compact objects. Find more details about our current research activities and see an up-to-date list of scientific publications. Students interested to join or visit ASTRON can review the student opportunities we offer. See our contacts if you want to get in touch with members of our team.