Drs. Astrid Elbers
PO Box 9513
2300 RA Leiden
Room: 428 (Huygens Laboratory)
Phone: +31(0)71 527 8412
I am working as a PhD researcher at
the Leiden Observatory (University of
Leiden). My research subject is the history of radio astronomy in the
Currently, I am one of the teachers of the course ‘Science and the public’ at Leiden University.
My previous research topics are:
· History of lesbian and gay movement
· Charles Darwin
· René Descartes and experiments
Besides my work in Leiden I work as a voluntary researcher at the Museum for the History of Sciences in Ghent (Belgium). There is an exhibition on ‘Geodesy, Cartography and Geomatics at Ghent University’ until 31 May 2012.
I'm a member of the Flemish skeptical movement SKEPP.
In my leisure time, I'm a dedicated ballet dancer: since several years, I am a student of the famous former Belgian dancer Marie-Louise Wilderijkx.
I have a degree in piano and theatre.