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International Central Signal Processor consortium concludes design work
The international Central Signal Processor (CSP) consortium has concluded its design work on the SKA, marking the end of five years' work comprised of 11 signatory members from 8 countries with
The Netherlands is going to monitor eruptions on the sun
ASTRON (Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy) and S[&]T (Science [&] Technology) are starting the design of a solar radio telescope that directly detects eruptions on the sun.
The Netherlands will partner to build the largest radio telescope in the world
ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, is excited that the Netherlands will partner in the construction and management of the largest radio telescope in the world, the Square Kil
ASTRON has new institute advisory board
ASTRON's new Institute Advisory board ("instituutsadviesraad" or IAR) met for the first time on 17 December 2018.
Proceedings third LOFAR Data Processing School published
As part of their Astrophysics and Space Science Library series, Springer has published the volume 'Low Frequency Astronomy and the LOFAR observatory'.
First Dutch team involved in a moon landing
The Chinese space agency will be launching the Chang'e 4 moon lander on Friday 7 December, hoping to make China the first country to land on the far side of the moon.
ASTRON joins ESCAPE project to build open science cloud
ASTRON will participate in the ESCAPE project, that is part of the effort to build a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
Cosmic serpent reveals new way massive stars die
Astronomers have discovered a unique binary star system containing a pair of massive ‘Wolf-Rayet' stars: a kind believed to explode as supernovae.
Weighing planets and asteroids using pulsars
Pulsar observations enable mass estimates for Ceres and other solar system objects
Super-slow pulsar challenges theory
An international team of astronomers have discovered the slowest-spinning radio pulsar yet known.
DUPLLO opens low-frequency window on the Universe
A €3,450,000 NWO Investment Grant Large has been awarded to ASTRON by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in order to build and deploy DUPLLO: the Digital Upgrade for Prem
Westerbork Radio Telescope’s major upgrade enlarges field of view 37 times
With an innovative new type of receiver, called Apertif, the field of view of the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope in the Netherlands has been increased 37 times.