Topics September 8, 2021
First Light with the ALMA Band 1 Receiver
An international team has developed, assembled, and integrated a new set of receivers for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the Band 1 receivers, which have now been installed for the first time in ALMA antennas and successfully achieved the first light.
Topics August 24, 2021
NAOJ and ASIAA Sign MOU for Scientific Collaboration on the Subaru Telescope
On August 19th, 2021, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan of the National Institutes of Natural Sciences and the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics of Taiwan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the joint development of new instruments for the Subaru Telescope.
Topics June 16, 2021
NAOJ Researchers Win 2021 MEXT Commendations for Science and Technology
Five members of NAOJ received awards in the 2021 Commendations for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). These awards honor outstanding results in research and development or the promotion of public understanding in science and technology.
Topics June 7, 2021
NAOJ and the IAU Sign New Agreement for Continuation of the Office for Astronomy Outreach
NAOJ and the IAU signed a new agreement ensuring the continued operation of the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (IAU OAO).
Topics May 26, 2021
Asia-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting to Be Held in Japan in Summer 2023
APRIM (Asia-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting), an international meeting of the IAU, will be held in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture in the summer of 2023.
Topics March 19, 2021
Mareki Honma Wins ASJ’s Hayashi Chushiro Prize
Prof. Mareki Honma, Director of NAOJ Mizusawa VLBI Observatory, has received the 2020 Hayashi Chushiro Prize from the Astronomical Society of Japan (ASJ).
Topics March 19, 2021
Japanese Amateur Astronomer Discovers New Nova in Cassiopeia
A new 9.6-magnitude nova has been discovered.
Topics February 20, 2021
CLASP2 Team Receives NASA/MSFC Group Achievement Honor Award
The Japan-US-Europe Joint Rocket Experiment (CLASP2) team received the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Group Achievement Honor Award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Topics January 13, 2021
A new-year’s message from the Director General, NAOJ
A new-year’s message from the Director General of NAOJ, Dr. Saku Tsuneta
Topics December 18, 2020
The Subaru Telescope Photographs the Next Target Asteroid for Hayabusa2
On December 10, 2020 (Hawaiʻi Standard Time), the Subaru Telescope imaged the small asteroid 1998 KY26, the target of Hayabusa2’s extended mission.