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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.

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.

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.

NAOJ Researchers Receive the MEXT Commendation for Science and Technology

April 26, 2016 |Topics

Five researchers and engineers received Prizes for Science and Technology and two young researchers received The Young Scientists' Prize, in the commendations by MEXT.

Special Website “Multiwavelength Universe” English version has Opened.

March 16, 2016 |Topics

The National Astronomical Observat...

Partial Solar Eclipse on March 9, 2016

February 24, 2016 |Topics

On March 9, 2016, a partial solar eclipse can be observed throughout Japan.