Our General and Scientific Director, Michael Garrett, has accepted an offer from the University of Manchester to take up the position of the inaugural Sir Bernard Lovell Chair in Astrophysics and the Director of Astronomy and Astrophysics for the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, including the Jodrell Bank Observatory. This is a very prestigious position in UK astronomy.

Published by the editorial team, 1 February 2016

Michael Garrett's starting date in Manchester is still to be clarified. A process for replacing him is now being drawn up by the ASTRON Board and NWO 'Algemeen Bestuur'.


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