Topics June 1, 2018
Supercomputer Astronomy: The Next Generation
The supercomputer Cray XC50, nicknamed NS-05 “ATERUI II” started operation on June 1, 2018.
Topics April 27, 2018
Next generation of telescope equipment begins arriving in Hawai`i
An instrument that will help astronomers study dark matter and galaxies in detail has begun to be assembled at NAOJ’s Subaru Telescope in Hawai`i.
Topics April 26, 2018
Dr. Ishikawa and Dr. Hada Receive the MEXT Commendation for Science and Technology for Young Scientists
Dr. Ryoko Ishikawa (Assistant Professor in the NAOJ Solar Science Observatory) and Dr. Kazuhiro Hada (Assistant Professor at Mizusawa VLBI Observatory) each received the Young Scientists’ Prize, in the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
Topics April 1, 2018
Message from New Director General of NAOJ, Dr. Saku Tsuneta
Message from New Director General of NAOJ, Saku Tsuneta
Topics March 22, 2018
4D2U Movie Wins “Best VR Science Experience” at the 2018 Lumiere Awards
Our VR (virtual reality) movie “A Journey Through the Milky Way” won the Best VR Science Experience at the Lumiere Awards, promoted by the US Headquarters of the Advanced Imaging Society.
Topics March 8, 2018
Amazing Universe Captured with the Subaru Telescope! “HSC Viewer” Released to the Public
The first dataset from the Hyper Suprime-Cam Subaru Strategic Plan can be seen easily with the “HSC Viewer” website on your PC or tablet.
Topics March 2, 2018
Early science results from the Hyper Suprime-Cam Survey
Based on the newly obtained imaging data by Hyper Suprime-Cam on the Subaru Telescope, 3D distribution of dark matter reconstructed via tomographic methods using the weak lensing technique.
Topics December 26, 2017
4D2U movie Wins Lumiere Japan Awards 2017 Grand Prix
Our VR (virtual reality) movie “A Journey Through the Milky Way” won the Grand Prix for the VR Category of the Lumiere Japan Awards 2017.
Topics December 1, 2017
Dr. Masaomi Tanaka Wins NCU-DELTA Young Astronomer Lectureship Award
Dr. Masaomi Tanaka, Assistant Professor in the Division of Theoretical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), has won the Autumn 2017 NCU-DELTA Young Astronomer Lectureship Award.
Topics October 12, 2017
Eiji Akiyama Awarded “Best Researcher 2016” by the Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences
Eiji Akiyama, a specially-appointed assistant professor at the NAOJ Chile Observatory, received the “Best Researcher 2016” from the Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences.