National Astronomical Observatory of Japan



For Educators

For Educators

Event Information

Educator Event Announcements

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Visiting NAOJ

Access / Visiting
We, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), strive to be a research institute open to the public. Some of the facilities are open to the public to the extent that it doesn’t interfere with research activities. In addition to the latest observational instruments you can also see historical research equipment. You can feel the flow of history connecting past astronomical observations to current observations.

Using NAOJ Contents for Education

Astronomical Event Information
Click here for monthly calendars of astronomical phenomena with guides for viewing selected events.

Notice about the Image Use Policy

To use NAOJ images in research presentations or lectures, there is no need to apply for permission. Please credit the images “(c) NAOJ” or “Courtesy of NAOJ.” Even for paid lectures, as long as the lectures are for educational purposes, there is still no need to apply for permission.