ASTRON offers high school students different ways of learning all about radio astronomy and ASTRON's telescopes: the Dwingeloo telescope, the Westerbork telescope and the LOFAR telescope.



Outreach activities

A list of astronomy related activities at or nearby ASTRON.


Radio astronomy @ ASTRON

What is radio astronomy, observing at radio wavelenghts and how do radio telescopes work.


Radio telescopes

Read all about ASTRON's radio telescopes: the Westerbork telescope, the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR), the Dwingeloo telescope. Here you can also find information about the next generation of radio telescopes: the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).


Working at ASTRON: what's that like?

Find out more about what it's like to work at ASTRON.


Dwingeloo Live!

The Dwingeloo Live! programme for high school students teaches students how a radio telescope works. Students can use the programme as part of their so called 'profielwerkstuk'. They can operate the Dwingeloo telescope themselves to search for pulsars, neutron stars that are formed when heavy stars explode at the end of their lives.



In the multimedia section you can find photo's, posters, films, newsletters and brochures about ASTRON, LOFAR, the Westerbork telescope and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), as well as the ASTRON annual reports. Also check out the SKA Comic books!



These links will take you to websites with more information about (radio) astronomy and other (radio) astronomy institutes in the Netherlands and the rest of the world.

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