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

- 6 July 2019: - Live studio interview in the NPO 1 Radio porgram Nieuwsweekend (MAX) about our search for the spectacular fireball of Friday June 28.

- 1 July 2019: - I was interviewed by Editie NL on RTL 4 on Dutch TV about our search for the spectacular fireball of Friday June 28.

- 30 May 2019: - I was interviewed by RTL4 Nieuws on Dutch TV about the SpaceX Starlink satellites.

- 28 May 2019: - I was interviewed by the Dutch radio station BNR Nieuws Radio about our research on the unusual Diepenveen carbonaceous meteorite.

- 27 May 2019: - I was telephonically interviewed for an item in RTL Z Nieuws on Dutch TV, about the spectacular Starlink satellites observation, and inplications of the Starlink plans. Item starts 7m 40s in the broadcast.

- 25 May 2019: - I was interviewed for an item in Hart van Nederland on Channel SBS 6 on Dutch TV, about the spectacular phenomena (the "train" of just launched Starlink satellites, which I filmed) visible in our night sky the night before. Item starts 5m 05s in the broadcast.

- 14 May 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 appeared on-line in the scientific journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science.

- 1 May 2019: - My OSINT analysis about the 27 March Indian ASAT test destroying Microsat-R has appeared in The Diplomat.

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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