This is the Dutch national space agency. Space astronomy is one of its activities. SRON has headquarters in Utrecht, dealing with high-energy astrophysics (X-rays and -rays) and a branch in Groningen dealing with low-energy astronomy (infrared and submillimeter wavelengths). Many Leiden astronomers were or are involved with space projects through SRON-Groningen, such as IRAS (US-NL-UK), ISO (ESA) and Herschel (ESA). There used to be a space research group in Leiden, but this section of SRON was moved to Utrecht in 1994. The Director of SRON is Karel Wakker and the Adjunct Director is Roel Gathier (who began by being an astronomer). SRON is governed by a Bestuur whose chairman is A.P.M. Baede; Ewine van Dishoeck is the only astronomical member of this bestuur.