Topics September 11, 2023
Classify Galaxies and Check Answers in GALAXY CRUISE 2023 Special Campaign
GALAXY CRUISE is a citizen science project of NAOJ in which Citizen Astronomers participate in galaxy research while exploring the vast cosmic images captured by the Subaru Telescope. The 2023 Special Campaign for classifying simulated galaxies will start on September 12, 2023, at 9 a.m. in Japan Standard Time (JST). The JST time zone is UTC+9 (UTC: Coordinated Universal Time).
Topics July 27, 2023
Dr. Reinhard Genzel, 2020 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Dr. Karl Schuster, Director of the IRAM, and their delegation visit the NAOJ
Dr. Karl Schuster, Director of the Institut de radioastronomie millimétrique (IRAM), headquartered in France, and Dr. Reinhard Genzel, Dr. Martin Giard and Dr. Rafael Bachiller, as a delegation of the IRAM Steering Committee, visited the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan from 18th to 20th July 2023.
Topics June 9, 2023
NINS President Maki Kawai and NAOJ Director General Saku Tsuneta Visit Dignitaries in Chile
From May 29 to June 2, 2023, Dr. Maki Kawai, President of NINS; Dr. Saku Tsuneta, Director General of NAOJ; officials from MEXT; and others, visited the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the JAO Santiago Central Office; the Chilean Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation; University of Chile, and the Office of Chilean Affairs of AUI.
Topics May 24, 2023
Certificate of Appreciation Presented to Former Governor of the State of Hawai`i
On May 8, the National Institutes for Natural Sciences and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan presented Mr. Ige with a certificate of appreciation.
Topics March 15, 2023
Dr. Hanayama Receives Yoshihide Kozai Award
Dr. Hidekazu Hanayama, Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) at Ishigakijima Astronomical Observatory, Public Relations Center, NAOJ, has been selected to receive the FY 2022 Yoshihide Kozai Award. This award recognizes his great work in the management and operation of Ishigakijima Astronomical Observatory and the promotion of astronomy.
Topics February 27, 2023
Ambassador of Chile to Japan Visits NAOJ
On February 3, 2023, Ambassador of the Republic of Chile to Japan, His Excellency Mr. Ricardo G. Rojas, visited NAOJ Mitaka Campus.
Topics February 14, 2023
NASA Associate Administrator Thomas Zurbuchen Visits NAOJ Mitaka Campus
A delegation of NASA officials, including Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate Thomas Zurbuchen and Astrophysics Division Director Mark Clampin, visited NAOJ Mitaka Campus on December 1, 2022.
Topics January 6, 2023
A new-year’s message from the Director General, NAOJ
A new-year’s message from the Director General Saku Tsuneta
Topics December 21, 2022
Experience the Diversity of Astronomy Observatories Virtually
Virtual Reality 3D showcases of the Subaru Telescope, Observatory History Museum, and Solar Tower Telescope available for you to enjoy.
Topics December 7, 2022
Samurai Astronomers’ Letters to be Registered as an Important Cultural Property
Seigaku Shukan, a set of Edo Period documents held by NAOJ, is going to be registered as an Important Cultural Property, according to a report from the Council for Cultural Affairs to the MEXT Minister on November 18, 2022.