Girlsday 2010: girls on board at ASTRON and JIVE
This Thursday 22 April, 30 high school girls from three schools in the North of the Netherlands visit ASTRON and JIVE during Girlsday 2010.
LOFAR opens up low-frequency universe - and starts new SETI search
The Low Frequency Array (LOFAR), a new pan-European radio astronomy facility, has started mapping the Universe at very low energy wavelengths.
ASTRON and NWO organise International SKA Forum 2010
ASTRON , together with the NWO, will organise and host the third International SKA Forum on Tuesday 15 June in the province of Drenthe.
e-VLBI reveals missing link between Supernovae-Gamma Ray Burst explosions
An international team of scientists, including several astronomers from the JIVE and ASTRON, both located in Dwingeloo, have observed a supernova with peculiar radio emission.
Astronomers are finding millisecond pulsars faster than ever
ASTRON astronomers are part of an international team that is discovering the exotic stars known as "millisecond pulsars" at an astonishing rate.
ERC Advanced Grant for astronomer Ralph Wijers
Prof. dr. Ralph Wijers, astronomer of the Astronomical Institute 'Anton Pannekoek' of the UvA, has received an Advanced Grant of the ERC.
LOFAR maps the radio sky at Effelsberg
Scientists at the Max Planck Institut for Radio Astronomy have made the first LOFAR "all-sky" images in the 110 to 190 MHz range.
EXPReS hailed as "extraordinarily successful" to SKA design
The European Commission concluded their final review of EXPReS, hailing the project as "extraordinarily successful" .
e-EVN aids detection "extremely prolific supernova factory"
e-EVN was critical in the detection of an "extremely prolific supernova factory" in the buried nucleus of a starburst galaxy last year.
Vidi grant for ASTRON astronomer Marijke Haverkorn
Marijke Haverkorn, astronomer at ASTRON, has received a Vidi grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, NWO.
Special prize for radio astronomy’s contribution to WiFi
John O'Sullivan from the Australian CSIRO has been awarded the Australian Prime Ministers Special Prize in Science for 2009.
Over 800 people visited Astronomy Day Dwingeloo
Yesterday, during the Astronomy Day Dwingeloo, over 800 people visited the Planetron, CAMRAS and ASTRON.