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

- 18 Mar 2018: Briefly mentioned in the New York Times about geolocating a North Korean missile launch site.

- 28 Feb 2018: In PBS Newshour being interviewed by Miles O'Brien about 'open source' investigation of the North Korean missile program (9-minute item with Jeffrey Lewis and me).

- 9 Feb 2018: I talked with Jackie Wattles of CNN about Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster in Space.

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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 an external consultant on Space Situational Awareness issues to the Space Security Center of the Royal Dutch Air Force, via the Astronomy department of Leiden University, and a guest researcher at Naturalis Biodiversity Center, researching the Dutch meteorites Diepenveen and Broek in Waterland.

(c) 2017 by Marco Langbroek