Topics December 21, 2022
Experience the Diversity of Astronomy Observatories Virtually
Virtual Reality 3D showcases of the Subaru Telescope, Observatory History Museum, and Solar Tower Telescope available for you to enjoy.
Topics December 7, 2022
Samurai Astronomers’ Letters to be Registered as an Important Cultural Property
Seigaku Shukan, a set of Edo Period documents held by NAOJ, is going to be registered as an Important Cultural Property, according to a report from the Council for Cultural Affairs to the MEXT Minister on November 18, 2022.
Topics November 11, 2022
2400 New Eyes on the Sky to See Cosmic Rainbows
The Subaru Telescope successfully demonstrated engineering first light with a new instrument that will use about 2400 fiberoptic cables to capture the light from heavenly objects. Full operation is scheduled to start around 2024.
Topics October 26, 2022
First Radio-Astronomy Cryogenic Receivers with All-Metal 3D-Printed RF Components
The NAOJ ALMA Project and Advanced Technology Center have successfully fabricated corrugated all-metal 3D-printed horns for the ALMA Band 1 receivers (Radio Frequency: 35-50 GHz).
Topics September 13, 2022
NAOJ Enters into Agreement on Installation and Operation of Subaru-Asahi Star Camera with The Asahi Shimbun Company
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan of National Institutes of Natural Sciences entered into an agreement on installation and operation of the "Subaru-Asahi Star Camera" on the Subaru Telescope, located atop Maunakea, the Island of Hawai`i, with The Asahi Shimbun Company, a publisher of one of the largest newspapers in Japan.
Topics July 19, 2022
NAOJ and NDU Sign MOU for Research and Academic Collaboration
On July 12th, 2022, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and the Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) in the Republic of Lebanon signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Research and Academic Collaboration (MOU).
Topics June 10, 2022
Release of the Handbook of Scientific Tables —The international edition of Rika Nenpyo—
Rika Nenpyo (Chronological Scientific Tables) has been a unique academic publication with almost 100 years of history in Japan and data from every field of Natural Science. We have released an international (English language) edition through WSPC and Maruzen Publishing Co., LTD. in May 2022.
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.