Category Archives: Meeting

PFS science working group meeting at MPA / PFSサイエンスワーキンググループ会議@MPA

The PFS Science Team is now planning a large survey observation of the Universe using PFS. Three working groups have been discussing the plans to achieve their major scientific objectives: “Cosmology” research group to reveal the nature of dark matter, dark energy and neutrinos, “Galactic archeology” research group to reconstruct the history of the Milky Way Galaxy where we exist,… Read more »

Review meeting of infrastructures for controling the PFS instruments / PFS装置制御設備の審査会議

Subaru Telescope and its instrument are, like those at many other observatories, controlled by operator and observer sitting in front of computers at the control room in the building next to the telescope enclosure. In some cases, they are operated even from the National Observatory of Japan in Mitaka, Tokyo. PFS is not a single-component instrument but an integration of… Read more »

8th PFS Collaborations Meeting / 第8回PFSコラボレーションミーティング

We are pleased to report the 8th PFS Collaborations meeting at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Baltimore, USA, from 12th to 16th December 2016, with about 80 participants from various PFS institutions. During the week, we had 2-day all-hands session, where we shared progress reports in the instrument development and survey planning study after the last collaboration meeting, and discussed plans and… Read more »

Software collaboration meeting / ソフトウェアコラボレーション会議

PFS software collaboration meeting was held at Princeton University (USA) on 5th and 6th September. About 30 people — not only PFS members for software development, but also several staffs and software engineers from the Subaru Telescope observatory to which PFS will be delivered, and those from National Astronomical Observatory of Japan working on the database system — got together… Read more »

Presence of PFS project at “SPIE” international conference / 国際研究会SPIEでPFSの発表を行いました

From 26 June to 1 July, there was a conference titled “SPIE Astronomical telescopes and instrumentation” in Edinburgh, UK. This is a pretty big international event organized every two years where engineers and scientists from many countries over the world get together to report and discuss activities and progress against challenges in projects, research, and development of various sizes and… Read more »

7th PFS collaboration meeting / 第7回 PFSコラボレーションミーティング開催

From 14 December, Monday to 18 December, Friday, we held the 7th PFS collaboration meeting at Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille (LAM) in France. This annual meeting, where the collaborators in the world put together, is one of the great opportunity to discuss the project face to face. During the meeting, technical teams and science teams report their progress at the… Read more »

Review meeting of design of the Spectrographs Clean Room was held / 分光器設置室の設計レビュー会議をしました

A review meeting for the Clean Room holding the spectrographs was held on 19 and 20 August at Hawaii Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. The participants were from Kavli IPMU, collaborators having the responsibility for the Spectrograph, and Hawaii Observatory. The spectrographs are put on the fourth floor in the dome building of  Subaru telescope. The floor will have a huge clean… Read more »

IAU General Assembly / IAU総会で発表しました。

From third to fourteenth August, International Astronomical Union (IAU) general assembly was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, the US. Astronomers from all over the world gathered for discussions during this international workshop. The PFS project presented a poster, with which the project manager and collaborators introduced the project and explained the progress. 夏休みシーズンの8月3日から14日に、ハワイ州ホノルルで国際天文学連合(IAU)の総会が開かれました。この国際会議には世界中から天文学者が集まってきます。PFSプロジェクトもポスターを出し、プロジェクトマネージャーを始め共同開発機関の方々が計画の紹介や進捗の説明をしました。  

PFS science workshop in Japan / PFS国内サイエンスワークショップ

Subaru/PFS science workshop for Japanese researchers was held at NAOJ Mitaka campus on July 7-11, 2015. About 90 Japanese researchers gathered and discussed possible science cases with the PFS. In this workshop, not only three PFS key sciences (“cosmological” studies to understand the nature of dark matter and dark energy, “galactic archaeology” studies to reveal the history of our Milky… Read more »