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    (updated: 19 May 2014)
  • Date of Entrance Examination for Graduate School of Science was Fixed.
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    • Submission of Proposal : 4th - 10th July 2014
    • Date of Examination : 6th and 7th August 2014

    (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)
  • 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))