Telescopes

ASTRON is responsible for the operations of the 14 dish Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) and the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) which consists of 100.000 small dipoles. ASTRON is also heavily involved in the design and development of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) which, when built, will be the largest radio telescope in the world.

WSRT-APERTIF

The Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) is a powerful radio telescope that uses a technique called "aperture synthesis" to generate radio images of the sky.

LOFAR

LOFAR (Low Frequency Array) is currently the largest radio telescope operating at the lowest frequencies that can be observed from Earth.

Square Kilometre Array

The Square Kilometre Array will be the most powerful radio telescope in the world. It will enable transformational science that will change our understanding of the Universe.

50 Years Westerbork Radio Observatory

A Continuing Journey to Discoveries and Innovations

History of WSRT

A graphical representation of WSRT's rich and exciting history.

Latest tweets

Daily image of the week: In ASTRON 2.0, the R&D computing group (photo) and R&D DESP group are merged into the I&S smart backend group.
https://bit.ly/2G3wt7K

Daily image of the week (13-10): From an amateur Dwingeloo historian, we got a pile of scans of postcards featuring the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope, showing it in various stages of its professional period.
https://bit.ly/35ddNe5

All systems are up and running again! 🎉

We are experiencing some technical issues with our web services like http://astron.nl. We hope to fix it as soon as possible.

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