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Opening of “1 min. NAOJ TOPICS” a Special Website for Videos

April 23, 2015 |Topics

We are pleased to announce the opening of “1 min. NAOJ TOPICS,” a special website collecting easy to understand 1 minute videos introducing some of the research activities being conducted at NAOJ.

Announcement of the NAOJ Website Renewal

April 1, 2015 |Topics

We launched new NAOJ website.

Grand Reopening of the 4D2U Dome Theater

March 17, 2015 |Topics

4D2U Dome Theater in NAOJ Mitaka campus updated entire projection system and public screenings are scheduled to restart in April 2015.

Huge Sunspots and their Magnetic Structure observed by “Hinode”

November 27, 2014 |Topics

Hinode satellite observed the huge sunspots and the magnetic structure of it on the surface of the Sun.

Supercomputer for Astronomy “ATERUI” Upgraded to Double its Speed

November 26, 2014 |Topics

The supercomputer “ATERUI” was upgrated and will expand the horizons for simulations to understand the Universe and astrophysical phenomena.

Next-Generation Thirty Meter Telescope Begins Construction in Hawaii

July 29, 2014 |Topics

TMT announces the beginning of the construction phase on Hawaii Island and around the throughout the TMT international partnership.

Subaru Telescope’s Image Captures the Intricacy of Comet Lovejoy’s Tail

December 6, 2013 |Topics

Astronomers used Suprime-Cam mounted on the Subaru Telescope to capture an image of Comet Lovejoy’s ion tail.