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.
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.
Topics April 23, 2019
CLASP2 Rocket Experiment Launched
The CLASP2 sounding rocket experiment launched from the White Sands in the USA and observed the Sun for 6 minutes.
Topics April 18, 2019
Yoshida and Other Researchers Receive the MEXT Commendation for Science and Technology
Prizes for Science and Technology (Research Category) in the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) were awarded to researchers who have achieved outstanding results in observation research using the Subaru Telescope.
Topics March 14, 2019
NAOJ Director General Saku Tsuneta Wins Japan Academy Prize
Dr. Saku Tsuneta, Director General of NAOJ, has won the Japan Academy Prize.
Topics January 15, 2019
Connecting the Dots: FOXSI-3 Data Points add up to Unprecedented Image of Solar Corona
Scientists have begun analyzing data about the solar corona captured by the FOXSI-3 sounding rocket experiment.
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Topics January 8, 2019
Construction of TMT and Beyond: 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 19, 2018
NAOJ ATC Researcher Recognized by IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Japan Chapter
Takafumi Kojima, a researcher at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan Advanced Technology Center (NAOJ ATC) won the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Japan Young Engineer Award at the Microwave Workshops & Exhibition (MWE2018).
Topics December 17, 2018
MuSCAT2 to find Earth-like Planets in the TESS Era
A Japan-Spain team has developed a powerful 4-color simultaneous camera named MuSCAT2 for the 1.52-m Telescopio Carlos Sánchez at the Teide Observatory, Canaries, Spain.