SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
Astrophysics Science Programme
Our astrophysicists unravel the history of the universe, from the first stars and black holes to large-scale structure. For this purpose, they are also developing new space instruments and algorithms to interpret their data.
Exoplanets Science Programme
Our exoplanetary scientists study the evolution and formation of planets beyond our solar system, their habitability and possibilities for life. For this purpose, they are also developing new space instruments and algorithms to interpret their data.
Earth Science Programme
The scientists in our Earth programme aim to better understand the Earth’s climate and air quality. They are looking at the role of greenhouse gases and aerosols in the atmosphere. For this purpose, they are developing new space instruments and algorithms to interpret their data.
Technology Science Programme
The scientist in our Technology programme develop groundbreaking, enabling technologies. The technologies allow for breakthrough in the study of the Earth’s atmosphere, enable the characterization of exoplanets, and support astrophysics from the X-ray to the infrared.
Instrument Science Group
The researchers in our Instrument Science group combine all knowledge of instrument physics, such as optics, lithography and cryogenic systems, with expertise in systems engineering and project management. They turn technological breakthroughs into new space instruments.
Our technicians and engineers guarantee the extremely high quality required in space. We can count on them for the high end mechanical, electrical and software design and the realisation of the instruments and setups within our programs.
General Support Group
Our General Support Group includes all teams whose people enable our scientists and experts to achieve our mission. The teams are our secretariats, Housing & Facility, ICT, Human Resources, Finance & Control, Project Office and Communication & Media Relations.