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.
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.