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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Tammo Jan Dijkema
Scientific software engineer

The work at ASTRON fits perfectly with my studies Scientific Computing at the interface between physics, mathematics and computer science. I work, among other things, on the mathematics to perform faster calculations on physical and astronomical super computers. This allows the astronomers to perform their calculations more efficient. The location of the ASTRON headquarters amazing! […]

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RT @ScienceguideNL De wetenschappers van @ASTRON_NL maken veel gebruik van de infrastructuur van @SURFsara_NL. “Ik denk dat wij voor veel wetenschapsgebieden het voorbeeld kunnen geven hoe grote hoeveelheden data gebruikt kunnen worden," zegt Carole Jackson scienceguide.nl/2018…

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