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Telescopes

ASTRON is responsible for the operations of the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) and the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR).

Astronomy

The astronomical research at ASTRON is closely aligned with the strengths of our facilities LOFAR and WSRT-APERTIF.

Diversity & Sustainability

ASTRON is committed to achieving a fair, welcoming, and sustainable work environment for all.

Beschermingszones


Met onze radiotelescopen nemen wij de meest zwakke signalen uit het heelal waar. Daardoor zijn zij kwetsbaar voor elektromagnetische storing. Met het tijdig treffen van de juiste maatregelen kan storing worden voorkomen.

Wireless Data Lab


Draadloze techniek lijkt vanzelfsprekend, maar de ontwikkeling ervan gaat niet vanzelf. Daarom hebben we bij ASTRON een proeftuin ingericht; het Wireless Data Lab.

Making discoveries
in radio astronomy
happen.

ASTRON is the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, and is part of the Institutes organisation of NWO.
STORIES

International Women in Engineering Day

Yesterday marked International Women in Engineering Day. We at ASTRON are very proud of our women engineers. Two of those are Ágnes Mika and Paula Fusiara.

News
Published by the editorial team, 24 June 2024

Origin of fast radio bursts come into focus through polarized light

Non-repeating fast radio bursts (FRBs) probably originate from galaxies similar to our Milky Way.

Astronomy
News
Published by the editorial team, 11 June 2024

Violette Impellizzeri to head astronomy and operations department

We are excited that Dr Violette Impellizzeri will join ASTRON as head of the Astronomy & Operations department. She will start her new duties on 1 September 2024. Her research focus is on VLBI investigations of the molecular gas enveloping black holes and spectral line analyses.

Astronomy
News
Published by the editorial team, 31 May 2024

New calibration technique circumvents Earth’s ionosphere

An international team of researchers has developed a new calibration technique to circumvent disturbances of Earth’s ionosphere.

Astronomy
LOFAR
News
telescopes
Published by the editorial team, 6 May 2024

ASTRON has turned 75!

ASTRON launches database of female experts

LOFAR ERIC: Distributed Research Infrastructure for European Astronomical Research Launched

Telescope quartet reveals surprising statistics of cosmic flashes

Dutch astronomers prove last piece of gas feedback-feeding loop of black hole

DAILY IMAGE

Toolbox Session: Unlock the Secrets to Effective Communication!

© ASTRON

On July 2, 2024, we held our third Toolbox Session as part of our 75th-anniversary celebrations. Twelve colleagues participated in this engaging session, discovering why communication can be challenging and how to improve it. Practical tools and fresh perspectives were shared, ready to be applied both at work and at home. Be on the lookout for the impressive communication skills of your colleagues—they all passed the exam with flying colors!
ASTRON daily image.
EVENTS

Open Dag: 6 oktober/Open Day: October 6th

Sun 06 Oct 2024

English follows Dutch   Bezoek ons tijdens onze open dag op 6 oktober Hoe klinkt een dode ster? Hoe maak je onzichtbaar licht zichtbaar? Hoe werkt een zwart gat? Waarom kun je met een radiotelescoop terug in de tijd kijken? Achter al deze en nog veel meer interessante dingen kom je tijdens onze open dag […]

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