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During my short holiday in Drente (Netherlands) I visited the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope, one of the observing facilities of ASTRON. It was quite an impressive sight to see the telescopes lined up in the field.

The Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope is one of the most powerful radio observatories in the world. It enables astronomers to study a wide range of astrophysical problems: from pulsars to kinematics of nearby galaxies to the physics of black-holes. The WSRT is an open user facility available for scientists from any country. It is also part of the European VLBI network (EVN) of radio telescopes. This allows the astronomers to obtain some of the sharpest and more detailed images possible in astronomy. (Text from ASTRON Website)

I took a few snapshots from the radiotelescope for my astronomy journal. Click on the images to enlarge.

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Posted by Math on 11/06 at 04:11 PM
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