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TOPIC-led consortium develops CSP-Low for SKA

The SKA telescopes are currently in the construction phase, and with it the central signal processor (CSP) for the SKA Low frequency telescope, called CSP-Low. CSP-Low will be integrated and delivered to site by a consortium led by the Dutch company TOPIC; ASTRON is one of its subcontractors. One of TOPIC’s specializations is designing and developing hardware, firmware, and software for sophisticated systems.

People of ASTRON: Tom Kamphuis

In People of ASTRON we share stories about the people at ASTRON. Who are the people behind the discoveries and innovations and also, who are the people that make sure that everything runs smoothly? Tom Kamphuis is Head Software Delivery and loves that he can contribute to groundbreaking science.

ASTRON lanceert proeftuin voor ondernemers

Om onze kennis over het heelal te vergroten, verlegt ASTRON voortdurend de grenzen van de technologie in haar radiotelescopen. Deze expertise stellen wij nu ter beschikking om de innovatieve kracht van ondernemers te vergroten. Hiertoe lanceren we het Wireless Data Lab (WDL), een proeftuin waarmee ASTRON haar kennis en faciliteiten op het gebied van draadloze dataoverdracht beschikbaar stelt aan het bedrijfsleven en andere instellingen.

ASTRON-led consortium working on SKAO

A consortium led by ASTRON is developing important software components for processing the vast amounts of data that the soon-to-be largest radio telescope in the world will produce.

NenuFAR officially becomes a LOFAR super station

The low-frequency radio telescope NenuFAR will be connected to the international LOFAR telescope, operated by ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy.

Westerbork and the future of GigaHertz astronomy

The Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) has been a powerhouse of science since it began operations in 1968, making more than 50 years of discoveries in radio astronomy happen. Looking forward, we will strengthen our activities in Westerbork on VLBI, GNSS, data releases of the Apertif surveys, and developing next-generation technology for our instruments.

Events

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 […]

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, […]

Daily Image

WSRT at dawn

© Lute van de Bult

While cyling through the woods thinking about optical fibers, LNA's and what more for the upgrade of a MFFE for RT0, I hear ravens, see hares and roe deer.

And at the end of this cycle tour there she is: the big WSRT; peaking through the mist.

Then the question rises: will there be a dawn for beautiful new GHz Science at the WSRT?

Latest tweets

This week is #Pride Week. A more #diverse workforce fuels creativity, compassion, understanding, and the feeling of kinship and inclusion. At ASTRON we highly value diversity and make constant efforts to increase the diversity of our workforce.
#diversity
https://www.astron.nl/about/diversity/

Op 7 en 14 augustus staan we voor het @DrentsMuseum, dat de #Nebraschijf, een van de oudste sterrenkaarten ter wereld tentoonstelt. ASTRON-onderzoeker @AndreOffringa geeft binnen een lezing en wij doen voor het museum wat leuke proefjes. Hopelijk tot dan!
https://drentsmuseum.nl/nl/tentoonstellingen/de-nebraschijf

A great discovery, in which our own @shivibhandari was involved!

The Indian #GMRT joined forces with the #EVN, among which ASTRON’s Westerbork telescope. The combined efforts of the telescopes synthesized a radio telescope with #baselines no less than ~6,000 km length, and a resolution of 3-10 milliarcseconds!
#VLBI #radioastronomy #baseline

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