Heel Nederland Kijkt Sterren 2014

At the end of 2014 we participated in the Dutch TV show “Heel Nederland Kijkt Sterren” on NPO1. The famous Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope was the main location for the show. The area was transformed into a big outdoor live TV studio. Because of this they were able to broadcast the show live from Westerbork.


The show was presented by Govert Schilling and Jeroen Latijnhouwers and our very own Joeri van Leeuwen also had a part in the show. He explained the people at home what we are doing at ASTRON, and what we can see in the sky.

The show aims to inform a general Dutch audience about astronomy. It is positioned to be self-contained, without needing much existing knowledge to still be enjoyable to watch. Thanks to all the hard work from many at ASTRON, the show drew an amazing 1.3 million viewers.