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People Astrophysics science group

The entire Astrophysics science group of SRON is listed here (see SRON's organizational chart).

Registration SAFARI meeting 2011

LEA people


SPICA is a next-generation infrared astronomy observatory, a joint ESA-JAXA (Japan)  mission with instrument contributions from Europeanand Japanese consortia. With its deeply cooled (< 8 K) large (2.5-m class) telescope, SPICA will be able to achieve superior sensitivity and high spatial resolution.

SAFARI (SpicA FAR-infrared Instrument) is one of tho core instruments planned for the SPICA payload. SAFARI is the FIR spectrometer (30 - 250 μm, spectral resolution between 10 and 15000), next to the SMI camera/spectrometer (12 - 38 μm).

Information/documentation with regard to the development and building of SAFARI can be found in the "SAFARI project" menu item on the left. 

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Previous projects

Please see the sub-menu (ISO, IRAS) for further info.