Welcome to the first digital annual magazine from SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research. In words and images this magazine provides an overview of the most important developments, scientific highlights, technological breakthroughs and new instruments in 2012 and 2013.
SRON’s mission is to realize breakthroughs in international scientific research from space. SRON therefore develops groundbreaking technology and advanced space instruments that it can use to carry out astrophysical, earth-oriented and exoplanetary research. As a national expertise center, SRON advises the Dutch government and coordinates Dutch contributions to international space missions. SRON facilitates the use of space technology in society.
The two hundred or so employees of SRON form a melting pot of scientists, technologists and other professionals who inspire each other to realize impressive results. SRON is part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).