SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research

SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research

OUR MISSION IS TO BRING ABOUT BREAKTHROUGHS IN INTERNATIONAL SPACE RESEARCH

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SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research

OUR MISSION IS TO BRING ABOUT BREAKTHROUGHS IN INTERNATIONAL SPACE RESEARCH

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ASTROPHYSICS

The Astrophysics programme at SRON is dedicated to unraveling the history of the universe, from the first stars and black holes to large-scale structure.

EARTH

The Earth programme covers SRON’s activities on unraveling the impact of trace gases and aerosols in the atmosphere on the climate and air quality of planet Earth.

EXOPLANETS

The Exoplanets programme is dedicated to atmospheres of other planets and is an in-between of SRON's Astrophysics and Earth programmes.
 
 
 
   

TECHNOLOGY

The Technology programme is SRON's backbone for development of enabling technology and technology transfer & valorisation.

INSTRUMENT SCIENCE

The Instrument science group covers SRON's skills and know-how with regard to instrument physics, system engineering (up to full-instrument level) and project management. It is an expertise group that provides resources for all SRON instrument projects.

ENGINEERING

The Engineering group covers SRON's skills and know-how with regard to product assurance, quality assurance, configuration control, design engineering – electronic & mechanical – and parts procurement. It is an expertise group that provides resources for all SRON instrument projects.

CURRENT

Annual report

Annual report

Our annual report 2014-2015 will be available soon. Please find here SRON's latest report.

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FUTURE

Strategy

Strategy

SRON’s scientific programme focuses on the evolution and history of the universe, on climate change and air quality on earth, and on the atmospheres of planets near other stars than our sun. SRON therefore has four programme lines: Astrophysics, Exoplanets, Earth, and Technology. These four programme lines are supported by two expertise groups: Instrument science and Engineering. SRON’s goals are to maintain its leading position in international space missions and to find answers to the big scientific and societal questions of our time.

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PAST

50 jaar ruimteonderzoek

50 jaar ruimteonderzoek

Halverwege de jaren vijftig van de 20ste eeuw - met name na de lancering van de Russische Sputnik-satelliet in 1957 - zien astronomen in dat de ruimtevaart kan helpen de grote vragen van het ruimteonderzoek te beantwoorden. Henk van de Hulst richt in 1960 de Commissie voor Geofysica en Ruimteonderzoek van de KNAW op; Kees de Jager volgt op 1 oktober 1961 met de Werkgroep Ruimteonderzoek van Zon en Sterren. Het is het begin van een ontwikkeling waarin Nederlandse sterrenkundigen wereldwijd een grote reputatie opbouwen.

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SRON’s mission is to bring about breakthroughs in international space research 

Therefore the institute develops pioneering technology and advanced space instruments, and uses them to pursue fundamental astrophysical research, Earth science and exoplanetary research. As national expertise institute SRON gives counsel to the Dutch government and coordinates - from a science standpoint - national contributions to international space missions. SRON stimulates the implementation of space science in our society.



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