Topics April 18, 2022
You are an Astronomer! —GALAXY CRUISE Season 2 Has Launched
Season 2 of GALAXY CRUISE, in which citizens and scientists work together to uncover the mysteries of galaxies, has just launched with new galaxies and a new classification screen.
Topics March 15, 2022
Subaru Telescope Scientist Wins 2021 ASJ Young Astronomer Award
Dr. Kenneth Wong, a Project Research Fellow at the Subaru Telescope, has been selected to receive the 2021 ASJ Young Astronomer Award.
Topics February 10, 2022
Tonga Eruption Observed by KAGRA Environmental Monitors
On January 15, 2022, at 04:14:45 (UTC), the undersea volcano of Hunga Tonga-Funga Ha'apai erupted and caused extensive damage there, which has attracted worldwide attention. The effects of this eruption were reported in Japan as well, e.g. tsunami waves capsizing ships, and were observed by the environmental monitors of KAGRA.
Topics January 5, 2022
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 November 10, 2021
Professor Satoshi Miyazaki Wins Nishina Memorial Prize
Professor Satoshi Miyazaki in the Advanced Technology Center at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan has been chosen to receive the Nishina Memorial Prize in 2021.
Topics October 29, 2021
NAOJ Scientists Win the ASJ Young Astronomer Award and the JSPS Outstanding Young Scientist Award
Three NAOJ scientists have won the 2020 ASJ Young Astronomer Award, and one NAOJ scientist and one Astrobiology Center scientist have won the 2020 JSPS Outstanding Young Scientist Award.
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).