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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We are very proud of @mabrentjens who has won @UniLeiden's Teacher of the Year 2022 award!
https://www.astron.nl/michiel-brentjens-nominated-for-teacher-of-the-year-2022/

Today, construction on the #SKA radio telescope officially started. Together with @CGI_Global, S[&]T, and @TriOpSys we are already developing important software components for processing the vast amounts of data the SKA telescope will produce.
https://www.astron.nl/astron-led-consortium-working-on-skao/

Today was the official start of the construction of the @SKAO's #SKA radio telescope in Australia and South Africa. Together with #TOPIC, we are already working on the development of the central signal processor for the SKA Low frequency telescope.
https://www.astron.nl/topic-led-consortium-develops-csp-low-for-ska/

Daily image of the week: LDV gets busy
The LTA hosts about 60 PB of data, making it the largest astronomical data collection to date and an invaluable resource for science. The LDV aims to make these data available to the community.
https://www.astron.nl/dailyimage/main.php?date=20221114

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