National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

It Takes a Community to Support a Telescope

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August 6th, 2011 at 12:20, Subaru Telescope.Finally, HSC has safely arrived at Subaru Telescope.
Astronomer Dr. Tadayuki Kodama answers a question from a member of the audience during his Mauna Kea Skies presentation in `Imiloa's planetarium.

Subaru Telescope is truly an international enterprise, but it is also an important part of the fabric of the local community. As a Japanese facility and organization situated on U.S. soil, Subaru Telescope is grateful for the support of the local community and shows its appreciation in a variety of ways: hiring local residents as staff, making a substantial donation to the University of Hawaii each year, providing free public tours, and participating in outreach and community events. Public speeches and participation in AstroDay are two major examples of how Subaru staff contributes to the local community.