For best experience please turn on javascript and use a modern browser!

Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy

Coronavirus information
Here you will find daily updates and FAQ about the consequences of the Coronavirus.
Research groups
The astronomy research at the institute is organised in five research groups that explore topics like: exoplanets, stellar populations, black holes and neutron stars.
Research in astronomy
At our institute we focus on specific techniques and objects that we deem to be promising avenues for finding answers to the big questions.
Conferences in astronomy in 2019
In 2019 a broad range in conferences in astronomy are going to be held
Master Physics & Astronomy
The University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam joined forces in a 2-year English Masters in Physics & Astronomy.
Astronomy news More news
11 March 2020
One of the world's largest and most sensitive radio telescopes was completed in Westerbork in 2019. The team of Dutch and international researchers using the telescope discovered major variations in the behaviour of ...
10 March 2020
In the context of the Visiting Professorship programme of the institutes of Physics and Astronomy of the UvA and the VU, Prof. Eiichiro Komatsu will visit Amsterdam for four weeks starting late February 2020. Prof. ...
3 March 2020
Black holes in binary systems execute patterns of outburst activity where two characteristic X-ray states are associated with different behaviours observed at radio wavelengths. The hard state is associated with ...
About the institute