News & Events

ASTRON reveals life cycle of supermassive black hole

For the first time LOFAR and WSRT-Apertif have been used together to measure the life cycle of supermassive black holes emitting radio waves.

Humans of ASTRON: Carin Lubbers-Leering

In Humans of ASTRON we share stories about the people at ASTRON. Carin Lubbers-Leering is HR assistant at ASTRON and has been working with us since 2000.

Humans of ASTRON: Lesley Goudbeek

In Humans of ASTRON we share stories about the people at ASTRON. Lesley Goudbeek has been design engineer at ASTRON since 2013.

Humans of ASTRON: Harish Vedantham

In Humans of ASTRON we share stories about the people at ASTRON. In this episode we interview Dr. Harish Vedantham, junior scientist and working at ASTRON since 2018.

Cosmic flashes come in all different sizes

On May 24, four European telescopes took part in the global effort to understand mysterious cosmic flashes. The telescopes captured flashes of radio waves from an extreme, magnetised star in our galaxy.

Data release from the first year of the Apertif imaging surveys

The Apertif imaging team has released science data from the first year of science operations of WSRT-Apertif as the Apertif Data Release 1 (DR1). Now the entire astronomical community can access the data collected by Apertif in its first year of observing, which started on 1 July 2019.

Events

Mon 17 May 2021 - Thu 20 May 2021

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 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.

Daily Image

Goodbye Aspirant Senior Paul

© Henk Mulder, Richard Blaauw, Jurjen Sluman

Time flies.. when Geert Kuper got his pension it took two people on different ends of the spectrum to replace him. One of the two was Paul, he joined us in 2016, and has been a part of the operator group for more than four years now.

We really loved working with him, you can talk to him for hours. Even your whole shift, and he will never tire.. or respond, some days. He also keeps going until he finds the problem, and automates the living daylights out of it when he does, so the issue will not be seen again. He is a person who will really take his time to teach and explain something in detail, once, so pay attention.

There is also not a procedure he has not followed to the letter. If he had the shift after you, Sundays you would do a little extra work to comb through your elog entries to avoid seeing GOAT MESS coming by on Slack Monday mornings.

Paul, we hope you have enjoyed working here as much as we have working with you. Maybe in a few years we will see you on the news as the next Bitcoin millionaire. We are sad to see you go, but we hope you find a place where you can feel as stable as you did in the control-room with us. As you have said to us so many times as we walked out the control-room door: Bedankt voor je inzet!

Latest tweets

The first combined measurement with #LOFAR and #WSRT #Apertif has revealed the life cycle of a supermassive black hole. ⚫
https://bit.ly/2K5xuhu

The first combined measurement with @LOFAR and #WSRT #Apertif has revealed the life cycle of a supermassive black hole. ⚫
https://bit.ly/2K5xuhu

Daily image of the week: Installing smart e-meter with @Enexis to test if the GSM signals don't interfere with the telescope. First measurements look promising.
https://bit.ly/38x1AE4

Daily image of the week: Installing smart e-meter with @Enexis to test if the GSM signals don't interfere with the telescope. First measurements look promising.
https://bit.ly/38x1AE4

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