Astronomical Support

Our astronomical support group supports the astronomers and observers. The group is an important link between the internal processes of the observatory and with the external community of astronomers.

The group is responsible for the optimization of scientific output in both instruments as our radio telescopes. With their knowledge of astronomy the group not only supports operations and maintenance. They also support the technical development of operators and engineers. The group also supports scientists in their projects with their knowledge of technology.

The support scientists also perform quality astronomical and / or technical research programs. This contributes to our scientific reputation.

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Boudewijn Hut
Junior commissioning engineer

During my graduation project for the study of astronomy, I had my first encounter with ASTRON. At that time I got the chance to make an interesting thesis I seized the opportunity immediately! After my studies I started to work at ASTRON. I chose ASTRON partly because it is a knowledge institute. There is also […]

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Throwback Thursday: August 1st, 1954 A block diagram of the first 21cm receiver, made by Prof. Muller himself. #radioastronomy bit.ly/2C1Bbkf pic.twitter.com/7evw…

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