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 May 2021: - I was interviewed by NOS Nieuwsuur, a Dutch news backgrounds program on Dutch national tv (second video in link) about the large Chinese rocket stage that was falling back to earth.

- 7 May 2021: - I was a guest in the Live talkshow 'Beau' (RTL 4) on Dutch national tv about the large Chinese rocket stage that was falling back to earth.

- 5 May 2021: - I spoke to the NOS Jeugdjournaal (a children's news program on Dutch national tv) about the large Chinese rocket stage that is falling back to earth.

- 4 May 2021: - I was live on NPO 1 Radio News on Dutch National Radio, talking about the imminent reentry of a large Chinese rocket stage. I was also on the 5 Uur Show on Dutch tv on the same subject. And interviewed by Dolfijn FM, a radio station broadcasting on Curacao and Bonaire in the Carribean.

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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 at the astronomy dept. of Leiden University as a consultant on Space Situational Awareness issues in a project with the Space Security Center of the Royal Dutch Air Force. I have a guest affiliation with Naturalis Biodiversity Center (the former Dutch National Museum of Natural History) on meteorites.

(c) 2017 by Marco Langbroek