Topics September 13, 2012
Hyper Suprime-Cam Ushers in a New Era of Observational Astronomy
The installation of Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) onto the Subaru Telescope took place on August 16-17, 2012. The availability of this extraordina...
Topics September 4, 2012
Dr. Kaifu, the Former Director General of NAOJ, Takes the Position as the New IAU President
On August 30, 2012, the General Assembly (GA) of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), meeting in Beijing, China, has named Dr. Norio ...
Topics June 8, 2012
Transit of Venus Images Taken by NAOJ
Okayama Astrophysical Observatory 65 cm Coudé Solar Telescope Flash Report : All process of Transit of Venus taken by Okayama Astroph...
Topics May 29, 2012
Halfway There: 33 ALMA Antennas on Chajnantor
On the 5,000 meters altitude Chajnantor plateau in northern Chile, construction of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), ...
Topics May 23, 2012
Images of Annular Solar Eclipse Taken by NAOJ
Digest Movie of Annular Solar Eclipse 4 minutes digest movie of the eclipse process. (Japanese caption) State of the sky change around all-s...
Topics May 18, 2012
Astronomers Pray to the Stars for Recovery: Asteroids Named after Disaster-Stricken Prefectures and Other Areas
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) announced its newly approved asteroid names via the Minor Planet Circular (MPC) issued recently. ...
Topics May 18, 2012
Memorial Service for Prof. Koh-Ichiro Morita was Held in Santiago
On May 14 (Chilean Time), a memorial service was held at the Santiago Central Offices of the Joint ALMA Office (JAO) for Professor Koh-Ichir...
Topics May 10, 2012
Tribute to Professor Morita
Beginning May 8 (Chilean Time) and for the next several days, we are flying the flags of the ALMA partnership at half mast up at the Operati...
Topics April 13, 2012
Close Planetary Encounter Seen above Mauna Kea
Subaru Telescope’s Public Information Officer/Scientist, Dr. Hideaki Fujiwara, was fortunate to be at the right place at the right time to v...
Topics March 6, 2012
Yes, It Snows on Mauna Kea
Despite tourists' dreams of perpetual sunny skies on a tropical island, the reality of weather patterns on the Island of Hawai'i is complex ...