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Radio telescope Dwingelo

On the edge of the Dwingelderveld is an enormous radio telescope which made radio astronomy possible, right next to the vast pastures. Very impressive! With its 25 meter diameter, the telescope was the largest movable radio telescope in the world when taken into commission in 1956

Back then, the telescope was used by ASTRON for scientific research of the galaxy, the sun and the universe. ASTRON, or the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, is the Dutch research institute which makes discoveries in radio astronomy possible.

 
Radio telescope Dwingelo
 

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