Curriculum vitae

Publications list

PhD dissertation

Awards and honours

TV & radio interviews


Spy satellites

Dutch meteorites

Asteroid discoveries

Asteroid (183294) Langbroek

Megaliths (travel blog)

Odonata (Dragonflies)

Astronomy software

Weather station


Public PGP key

Website first online in 2000
This version went online in 2017

- 8 April 2019: - Our paper on the Diepenveen meteorite (a large paper with me as primary author and 24 co-authors from 17 different international institutions) has been accepted for publication by the scientific journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science.

- 28 October 2018: - Brief cameo in an item by comedian Arjen Lubach in Zondag met Lubach on Dutch national tv.

- 25 October 2018: - On Dutch national TV in Nieuwsuur (NPO 1) where I talked live in the studio about the issues around the proposed abolishment of Daylight Saving Time.

- 18 October 2018: - On Dutch national Radio (NPO 1) where I talked with the Dutch news backgrounds program EénVandaag about what timezone the Netherlands should adopt (related to the EU move to abolish the switch from standardtime to DST).

- 12 October 2018: I took part in an expert meeting organized by the Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs about the EU proposal to abolish the switch between standard time and DST, leading to the question what timezone the Netherlands should adopt.

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At the Palindo megalith, Bada Valley, Sulawesi

Welcome to the website of Dr Marco Langbroek

I am a multidisciplinary scientist and science educator. My research topics include Palaeolithic archaeology, meteorites, asteroids and military space ("spy satelites").

RTL Late Night About me: - I am a Dutch archaeologist (PhD, Leiden University 2003) with a research focus on the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic, and a secondary interest in megaliths. I am involved in research in multiple fields of science, including asteroids (of which I discovered several) and meteorites. I track classified military satellites ("spy satellites"), analyse their behaviour, and blog about that on my SatTrackCam blog.

I have worked as an academic researcher (archaeology, meteoritics and space) at Leiden University, the VU University Amsterdam, and Naturalis Biodiversity Center (the Dutch National Museum of Natural History). In 2007, I received a VENI grant from the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO) to study spatial behaviour and cognition of Neandertals.

I am currently working for the municipal heritage organization Erfgoed Leiden, and an external consultant on Space Situational Awareness issues to the Space Security Center of the Royal Dutch Air Force. For Naturalis Biodiversity Center (the former Dutch National Museum of Natural History), I am researching the Dutch meteorites Diepenveen and Broek in Waterland.

(c) 2017 by Marco Langbroek