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.
Topics October 3, 2017
Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 Awarded Gravitational Waves Detection
On Oct. 3, the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics was announced. The Nobel Prize committee awarded the prize to Prof. Rainer Weiss, Prof. Barry C. ...
Topics October 2, 2017
High-Sensitivity Radio Telescope and Supercomputer for Astronomy Selected as IEICE Milestone
The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) selected as IEICE Milestone the high-sensitivity radio telescope and the supercomputer for astronomy developed and operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ).
Topics September 1, 2017
“Mitaka” Now Delivers More Realistic Universe in More Languages
NAOJ has released the latest version (1.4) of the astronomical software “Mitaka” with many new features.
Topics June 14, 2017
Nobeyama 45-m Radio Telescope Developed by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and Mitsubishi Electric Recognized as “IEEE Milestone”
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that the Nobeyama 45-m Radio Telescope has been certified as an "IEEE Milestone" by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Topics May 26, 2017
Mitaka Campus Public Visits Reaches 200,000 Guests!
On Friday, May 26, 2017, the NAOJ Mitaka Campus Public visits area welcomed its 200,000th guest.
Topics March 28, 2017
Dr. Takiwaki and Dr. Hada received the ASJ Young Astronomer Awards 2016
Dr. Tomoya Takiwaki and Dr. Kazuhiro Hada received the ASJ Young Astronomer Awards 2016. Dr. Takiwaki is an assistant professor in the Division of Theoretical Astronomy, NAOJ and Dr. Hada is an assistant professor at NAOJ Mizusawa VLBI Observatory.
Topics March 27, 2017
9th SPSS Award Given to Dr. Joten Okamoto
The Society for Promotion of Space Science (SPSS) gave the 9th SPSS Award to Dr. Joten Okamoto, an NAOJ fellow who is engaged in research activities at the NAOJ Chile Observatory.
Topics March 3, 2017
An Extraordinary Celestial Spiral with a Twist
An international team of astronomers has found a way of deriving the orbital shape of binary stars that have orbital periods too long to be directly measured.
Topics February 28, 2017
First Public Data Release by the Hyper Suprime-Cam Subaru Strategic Program
The first dataset from the Hyper Suprime-Cam Subaru Strategic Program (HSC-SSP) was released to the public on February 27th, 2017.