ASTRON is responsible for the operations of the 14 dish Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) and the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) which consists of 100.000 small dipoles. ASTRON is also heavily involved in the design and development of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) which, when built, will be the largest radio telescope in the world.


LOFAR (Low Frequency Array) is currently the largest radio telescope operating at the lowest frequencies that can be observed from Earth.


The Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) is a powerful radio telescope that uses a technique called "aperture synthesis" to generate radio images of the sky.


The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be the largest radio telescope every built. It is being constructed in two parts: the higher frequency array in the Karoo desert of South Africa and the lower frequency array in the western Australian desert.

WSRT Data Access

Manual on how to access WSRT data.


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