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    (updated: 6/22)
  • Information of entrance examination .   (Read More?)
    (updated: 12/09)
  • Date of Entrance Examination for Graduate School of Science (2nd Trial) was Fixed.
    • Submission of Proposal : 7 - 13 Jan, 2011
    • Exam. Date :       3 - 4 Feb, 2011
    (updated: 10/04)
  • 5th Alfven Conference was held at Hokkaido University.   (Read More?)

    • 5th Alfven Conference on Plasma Interaction with Non-magnetized Planets/Moons and
      its Influence on Planetary Evolution
    • Date :     4 - 8 Oct, 2010
    • Place :     Conference Hall, Hokkaido University

    (updated: 09/08)
  • Entrance Examination for Graduate School of Science was Finished.

    (update: 12/24)
  • First Light of 1.6m Telescope at the Observatory, Department of Cosmosciences
  • 1.6m main mirror was successfully installed into the telescope main frame.
    On 21 Dec, 2010, we have succeeded in captureing an image of Saturn.
    In order to check the telescope performance, we carry out the telescope analysis and Hartmann test.
    Fig. Image of Saturn obtained by 1.6m telescope.
    (update: 12/21)
  • Integration of 1.6m Main Mirror Started!!
    • Our group is now developing the 1.6m optical telescope at the Observatory, Department of Cosmosciences, Hokkaido Univ. in Nayoro city. From the planetary observation point of view, this telescope is one of the biggest telescope in the world. On 16 Dec, 2010, 1.6m main mirror was successfully installed into the telescope main frame structure. First light fot the telescope is right ahead!!

     
    (left: Picture of the main frame structure of the 1.6m telescope. right: Picture of the 1.6m main mirror)
    (update:12/21)
  • Venus Climate Orbiter "AKATSUKI" : First Light of Venus
  • On 9 Dec, 2010, three cameras (UVI, IR1, LIR) onboard AKATSUKI capured images of Venus. Our group developed UVI, LIR.

    (Read More? "AKATSUKI" Project Page http://www.stp.isas.jaxa.jp/venus/top_news.html
    (c) JAXA
    (From left to right: Images of Venus obtained by UVI, IR1, and LIR))