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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Today is International Women in Engineering day! Paula Fusiara is one of our engineers, watch her interview here: #womeninengineering

Daily Image of the Week: Maintenance work on @LOFAR! This high band array was damaged during the winter storms. But thanks to the great weather ☀️ doing maintenance is easy! Everything is back online again 💪

Morgen 10/6 is een gedeeltelijke zonsverduistering. De @radiotelescoop gaat dit in samenwerking met @OudeSterrewacht live volgen, livestream: Onze collega’s in Leiden zorgen voor beeld en @radiotelescoop meet de intensiteit van de zonsverduistering.

Congratulations to @AstroJoeC for winning the Louise Webster Prize @AstroSocAus for his @nresearchnews paper on ‘Wolf-Rayet' stars (a kind believed to explode as supernovae) ! 🎉

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