TV: Zapp Wetenschapsweek: Ontdek de Ruimte

Every night in the week of 2-6 November 2015, at prime time, 19:25, NTR broadcasted the TV show “Ontdek de Ruimte” (“Discover Space”). It was presented in the studio by Netherlands/ESA astronaut André Kuipers and on the road by presenter Bart Meijer. If you want, you can take a look at the trailer or the mini making of.

The show is part of ZAPP, the television block for kids and young adults on the Netherlands public broadcasting system NPO. This show is aimed at older kids and adults, and is part of the ZAPP Science Week.

Episode one of the show covers “Super telescopes”. It thus prominently features both Westerbork and LOFAR. The report was filmed over two days last summer. and Joeri van Leeuwen contributed to this. As it was shot through a 3-axis steady cam it looks amazingly smooth. These must be some of the prettiest pictures ever taken of our pride telescopes.

The complete series will remain online on, the free Dutch “Netflix” of kids informational programs.