Curriculum vitae

Publications list

PhD dissertation

Awards and honours

TV & radio interviews


Asteroid (183294) Langbroek

Astronomy software

Spy satellites

Asteroid discoveries

Dutch meteorites

Odonata (Dragonflies)

Weather station

Megaliths (travel blog)

Dubious stuff


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Website first online in 2000
This version went online in 2017

- 10 Aug 2022: - I was very briefly on US television, on NBC in an item in NBC Nightly News about the Russian spy satellite USA 2558 that is stalking the American spy satellite USA 326.

- 26 Jun 2022: - Following my delivery of the Dubois summer lecture in Eijsden, I was made a Fellow of the Eugène Dubois Foundation.

- 1 Jun 2022: - I have started in a new job, as Lecturer in optical Space Situational Awareness at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering of Delft Technical University (TU Delft).

- 23 Mar 2022: - I was interviewed in the News broadcast of Dutch business tv station RTL Z concerning SpaceX Starlink.

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At the Palindo megalith, Bada Valley, Sulawesi

Welcome to the website of Marco Langbroek

I am a multidisciplinary scientist and science educator. I am currently a Lecturer at the department of Astrodynamics and Space Missions of Delft Technical University in the Netherlands.

My research topics include Military Space ("spy satellites"), Palaeolithic archaeology, meteorites, and asteroids.

RTL Late Night I am a Dutch scientist with a PhD in Palaeolithic Archaeology (Leiden University 2003) but currently academically working in the field of Space Situational Awareness (satellites).

I am active 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. My archaeological research has a focus on the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic, with a secondary interest in megaliths. In 2007, I received a VENI grant from the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO) to study spatial behaviour and cognition of Neandertals.

I have previously worked as an academic researcher and consultant (archaeology, meteoritics and Space Situational Awareness) at Leiden University, the VU University Amsterdam and Naturalis Biodiversity Center (the Dutch National Museum of Natural History).

I am currently a Lecturer in optical Space Situational Awareness at the dept. of Astrodynamics and Space Missions of Delft Technical University, the Netherlands. I have a guest affiliation with Naturalis Biodiversity Center (the former Dutch National Museum of Natural History) on meteorites.

(c) 2017 by Marco Langbroek