Organisation

Astronomy Group

Our mission is to make discoveries in radio astronomy happen. All departments work together so that our astronomers can make these discoveries. Our astronomers have involvement in many major investigations. They conduct research on both near and distant galaxies.

Radio observatory

Our Radio observatory handles the exploitation of our telescopes, LOFAR (Low Frequency Array) and WSRT (Westerbork Synthese Radio Telescope). Both telescopes are among the best radio telescopes in the world. Together with an international astronomical community we use the telescopes for outstanding scientific research.

Research & Development

Our Research & Development (R&D) department handles the technical facilities to enable astronomical research. Research & Development is making discoveries in Radio Astronomy possible.

General affairs

The mission of general affairs is to provide the best possible support of daily operations. General affairs has several responsibilities. They handle the policy and its implementation.

 

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Bram Veenboer
PhD researcher

After studying computer science I wanted to continue in the direction of my master: High Performance Computing. Besided, I wanted to get my doctorate, so I ended up at ASTRON. At ASTRON there was a nice position available within the Dome project. At Dome I can apply the theory into practice and I can immerse […]

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