Topics March 25, 2020
Dr. Mitsuru Soma Wins Homer F. DaBoll Award
Dr. Mitsuru Soma, an assistant professor in the Division of Science at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) has won the 2019 Homer F. DaBoll Award presented by the International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA).
Topics March 13, 2020
NAOJ Statement on the Potential Impairment of Astronomical Observations by Satellite Mega-Constellations
We believe that our primary mission is to work side-by-side with the IAU and other astronomical observatories around the world, in asking for the cooperation of satellite-related businesses to seek possible solutions.
Topics February 19, 2020
GALAXY CRUISE—Your Galactic Journey as a Citizen Scientist
GALAXY CRUISE is the first citizen science project conducted by NAOJ. Why don’t you embark on a journey to explore galaxies with astronomers?
Topics February 7, 2020
Japanese Amateur Astronomers Discover New Nova in Sagittarius
A new 11th-magnitude nova has been discovered.
Topics February 6, 2020
Dr. Masami Ouchi named as a Highly Cited Researcher 2019
Dr. Masami Ouchi, a professor at the NAOJ, Division of Science, has been named as a Highly Cited Researcher 2019 by Clarivate Analytics.
Topics January 31, 2020
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 January 14, 2020
New Comet Discovered by Japanese Amateur Astronomer
A Japanese amateur astronomer has discovered a new comet.
Topics October 8, 2019
Saturn Surpasses Jupiter After Confirmation of 20 New Moons
Using the Subaru Telescope, a team led by Carnegie's Scott S. Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science has officially "discovered" 20 new moons orbiting Saturn by characterizing their orbits.
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Topics October 4, 2019
Three gravitational-wave detectors sign agreement to begin joint observation. Collaboration will enable pinpointing origin of gravitational-wave events
The world’s three principal gravitational-wave detectors have signed a memorandum of agreement that covers scientific collaboration, including joint observation of gravitational waves and data sharing, for the coming years.
Topics September 9, 2019
2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics Awarded for First Image of a Black Hole
The 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics has been awarded to the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration team.