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The 3rd Symposium on Universal Design for Astronomy Education with Workshops for Educational Material Development

August 10, 2016 |Topics

On 24 to 26 of September 2016, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) will host the 3rd Japanese symposium dedicated to Universal Design Astronomy.

Ancient Eye in the Sky

July 26, 2016 |Science

A group of astronomers and young students were analyzing some of that Hyper Suprime-Cam data at the school when they found a unique lens system.

National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) Nobeyama Exhibition Room is open for a limited time this summer

July 22, 2016 |Topics

In summer 2016, the newly-established “NINS Nobeyama Exhibition Room” opened in Nobeyama Radio Observatory (NRO).

Space Scoop Comic Contest is Now Underway

July 20, 2016 |Topics

An international comic contest based on the Space Scoop articles is underway for children from 8 to 18 years old.

ALMA Detected the Most Distant Oxygen

June 17, 2016 |Science

Astronomers using the ALMA detected a clear signal from oxygen in a galaxy located 13.1 billion light-years away from us.

Second Gravitational Wave Detection Confirms High Rate of Black Hole Collisions

June 16, 2016 |Topics

For the second time, it is announced that scientists from the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration have observed gravitational waves.

Japan OISTER collaboration uncovers the origin of extraordinary supernovae

June 7, 2016 |Science

Using data obtained through the OISTER in Japan, Researcher at Konan University, demonstrated that the origin of extraordinary supernovae can be explained by the ‘accretion scenario.’