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.
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 (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.