Science May 17, 2018
ALMA Finds Oxygen 13.28 Billion Light-Years Away - Most Distant Oxygen Indicates Mature Nature of a Young Galaxy
Astronomers detected a faint but definite signal of oxygen in a galaxy located 13.28 billion light-years away from us, through observations using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).
Topics April 27, 2018
Next generation of telescope equipment begins arriving in Hawai`i
An instrument that will help astronomers study dark matter and galaxies in detail has begun to be assembled at NAOJ’s Subaru Telescope in Hawai`i.
Topics April 26, 2018
Dr. Ishikawa and Dr. Hada Receive the MEXT Commendation for Science and Technology for Young Scientists
Dr. Ryoko Ishikawa (Assistant Professor in the NAOJ Solar Science Observatory) and Dr. Kazuhiro Hada (Assistant Professor at Mizusawa VLBI Observatory) each received the Young Scientists’ Prize, in the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
Events April 23, 2018
Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2018: Fukuoka hosts the largest gathering of Astronomy communicators ever
On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the eighth Communicating Astronomy with the Public Conference (CAP) finished as a great success at the Fukuoka City Science Museum, in Fukuoka. This edition was the largest CAP Conference ever, with 446 participants from 53 different countries.
Topics April 1, 2018
Message from New Director General of NAOJ, Dr. Saku Tsuneta
Message from New Director General of NAOJ, Saku Tsuneta
Topics March 22, 2018
4D2U Movie Wins “Best VR Science Experience” at the 2018 Lumiere Awards
Our VR (virtual reality) movie “A Journey Through the Milky Way” won the Best VR Science Experience at the Lumiere Awards, promoted by the US Headquarters of the Advanced Imaging Society.
Events March 16, 2018
Advertising NAOJ with CREEPY Science and Mitaka in the USA
We will introduce two cases where NAOJ hosted a booth at meetings in the United States of America: the World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Science March 13, 2018
Double or Nothing: Astronomers Rethink Quasar Environment
Using Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) mounted on the Subaru Telescope, astronomers have identified nearly 200 “protoclusters,”the progenitors of galaxy clusters, in the early Universe, about 12 billion years ago.
Topics March 8, 2018
Amazing Universe Captured with the Subaru Telescope! “HSC Viewer” Released to the Public
The first dataset from the Hyper Suprime-Cam Subaru Strategic Plan can be seen easily with the “HSC Viewer” website on your PC or tablet.
Science March 2, 2018
Unprecedentedly wide and sharp dark matter map
Early science results from the Hyper Suprime-Cam Subaru Strategic Program are published as a special issue of the Publications of the Astronoical Society of Japan.