Topics November 16, 2015
KAGRA’s Initial Operation To Begin Soon
The next-generation Telescope, KAGRA, aim to perform the world’s first detection of gravitational waves, will commence operation.
Topics September 4, 2015
CLASP was successfully launched
CLASP was successfully launched to space from White Sands in the U.S.A. and all data were stored in the instrument during the flight.
Topics April 23, 2015
Opening of “1 min. NAOJ TOPICS” a Special Website for Videos
We are pleased to announce the opening of “1 min. NAOJ TOPICS,” a special website collecting easy to understand 1 minute videos introducing some of the research activities being conducted at NAOJ.
Topics April 1, 2015
Announcement of the NAOJ Website Renewal
We launched new NAOJ website. The point of this renewal is to accommodate various devices. Please continue to use the NAOJ website from here on.
Topics March 17, 2015
Grand Reopening of the 4D2U Dome Theater
4D2U Dome Theater in NAOJ Mitaka campus updated entire projection system and public screenings are scheduled to restart in April 2015.
Topics November 27, 2014
Huge Sunspots and their Magnetic Structure observed by “Hinode”
Hinode satellite observed the huge sunspots and the magnetic structure of it on the surface of the Sun.
Topics November 26, 2014
Supercomputer for Astronomy “ATERUI” Upgraded to Double its Speed
The supercomputer “ATERUI” was upgrated and will expand the horizons for simulations to understand the Universe and astrophysical phenomena.
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Topics July 29, 2014
Next-Generation Thirty Meter Telescope Begins Construction in Hawaii
TMT announces the beginning of the construction phase on Hawaii Island and around the throughout the TMT international partnership.
Topics December 6, 2013
Subaru Telescope’s Image Captures the Intricacy of Comet Lovejoy’s Tail
Astronomers used Suprime-Cam mounted on the Subaru Telescope to capture an image of Comet Lovejoy’s ion tail.
Topics December 3, 2013
Spectrum of Outburst from Comet ISON Obtained by Subaru Telescope’s High-Dispersion Spectrograph
Astronomers used the HDS mounted on the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii to successfully observe Comet ISON.