Topics July 20, 2016
Space Scoop Comic Contest is Now Underway
An international comic contest based on the Space Scoop articles is underway for children from 8 to 18 years old.
Topics June 16, 2016
Second Gravitational Wave Detection Confirms High Rate of Black Hole Collisions
For the second time, it is announced that scientists from the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration have observed gravitational waves.
Topics April 26, 2016
NAOJ Researchers Receive the MEXT Commendation for Science and Technology
Five researchers and engineers received Prizes for Science and Technology and two young researchers received The Young Scientists' Prize, in the commendations by MEXT.
Topics March 16, 2016
Special Website “Multiwavelength Universe” English version has Opened.
The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) has created an English version of the special website “Multiwavelength Universe,...
Topics February 24, 2016
Partial Solar Eclipse on March 9, 2016
On March 9, 2016, a partial solar eclipse can be observed throughout Japan.
Topics February 16, 2016
2015 External Review Report is Released
The report of the External Review for the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan is released.
Topics February 12, 2016
On the direct detection of the gravitational waves by LIGO
The research team announced that the LIGO Scientific Collaboration has detected gravitational waves from the merger of two black holes.
Topics February 9, 2016
Multilingual Universe from “Mitaka”
The door to the digital Universe has been flung open!
Topics January 4, 2016
New Year Greetings from Director General
New Year Greetings from Director General of NAOJ.
Topics December 18, 2015
Final Results of NameExoWorlds Public Vote Released
Final results of NameExoWorlds released. The names of 19 ExoWorlds have been chosen by public vote in the NameExoWorlds contest, and accepted by the IAU.