Innovation & Systems

Our Innovation & Systems department handles the technical facilities to enable astronomical research. Innovation & Systems is making discoveries in Radio Astronomy possible.

You will work with approximately 60 highly trained professionals in Innovation & Systems. You will work on different technical challenges in one of the following competence groups:

Your work focuses on the (further) development of innovative instruments for the current telescopes. Besides your work focuses on the development of new technologies for future research facilities.

In a careful managed process Innovation & Systems develops an idea into a concept.  After this the elaboration of the concept into a prototype or instrument takes place. External parties (e.g. national and international universities and companies) are often invited to collaborate in this process.

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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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