ASTRON astronomers make light work of pulsars!

ASTRON Astronomers Joeri van Leeuwen and Jason Hessels won the ‘Enlighten Your Research' competition of SURFNet.

ASTRON creates new nature reserve in Drenthe

Astronomy can produce fascinating and unexpected results: a completely new nature reserve resulting from the building of a telescope.

ASTRON’s new LOFAR telescope shows first fringes

A team of astronomers and engineers at ASTRON has successfully detected correlated interferometric radio signals from the sky with the first full-scale LOFAR stations.

Spacegirls win Dutch space competition CanSat

The Spacegirls from Assen, have won the national space competition for high school students, called CanSat.

An exploding star in an "exploding" galaxy

Discovery of radio supernova SN 2008iz in the nearby starburst galaxy M82

"Missing Link" reveals birth of a radio millisecond pulsar

As part of an international team of astronomers, ASTRON astronomers Jason Hessels and Joeri van Leeuwen have discovered a unique binary star system.

Most distant detection of water in the Universe

Astronomers have found the most distant signs of water in the Universe to date.

10 Million Euro for RadioNet FP7!

RadioNet FP7 has grown, now involving 26 partners from 13 different countries, contributing effort to 18 independent work packages.

Westerbork Telescope participates in marathon observation

Radio telescopes around the world will conduct a nearly continuous 33-hour observation of three quasars today and tomorrow.

SKA Essential Facility for Future of European Astronomy

Europe's 20 year plan for astronomy was unveiled on 25 November 2008 by the ASTRONET consortium at the Academy of Sciences, Paris, France.

Westerbork Telescope reveals nature of Hanny's Voorwerp

New observations made by radio telescopes have finally revealed thenature of the bizarre object known as "Hanny's voorwerp" (SDSSJ094103.80+344334.2).

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An international team of astronomers has produced a map of the sky at ultra-low radio frequencies using LOFAR, revealing more than 25,000 active supermassive black holes in distant galaxies. http://bit.ly/3awD9Yg

An international team of astronomers has produced a map of the sky at ultra-low radio frequencies using @LOFAR, revealing more than 25,000 active supermassive black holes in distant galaxies. http://bit.ly/3awD9Yg

Happy #WomenInScience day! This is Paula Fusiara, one of our colleagues and a design engineer, whose dream it is to engineer telescopes! 📡🤩 https://youtu.be/MtKMRpVAxYg
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A historical day for radio astronomy today! The SKA Observatory is born! We are so looking forward to this new era in radio astronomy!📡🤩📡🥳 http://bit.ly/3aqWTLC

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