Nobeyama Radio Observatory holds “Open Campus 2020 at Home”

On Saturday, August 29, the NAOJ Nobeyama Radio Observatory held its open day event titled “Open Campus 2020 at Home”. Since it was the first attempt for the observatory to hold its open day event online, it was a cozy setting with a handmade feel. This year’s programs include a special lecture by Saeko Hayashi, an associate professor at the TMT project, demonstration of the Nobeyama 45-m radio telescope operation, mini lectures and videos about the ALMA telescope, and workshops that participants can experience at home. You can watch the videos for a while, so please enjoy the behind the scenes of the Nobeyama Radio Observatory.

At the ALMA project, mini lectures were given by three researchers closely related to the Nobeyama 45-m radio telescope. The lectures covered a wide range of topics, such as the basics of ALMA that can be learned from scratch, how to use the two telescopes Nobeyama 45-m radio telescope and ALMA for different purposes, and how people work at the ALMA site in Chile. The talks also included the latest observation results and the advancement of radio astronomy that is constantly moving on.



Poster of the Nobeyama Open Campus 2020
Credit: NAOJ