Collaboration with Australia Announced
December 21, 2016
The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and Astronomy Australia Limited announced that they have reached in-principle agreement to collaborate during 2017 and 2018 to benefit both Japanese and Australian astronomers. Australia will provide financial support, technical contributions, and four nights on the Anglo-Australian Telescope in exchange for ten nights on the Subaru Telescope. The telescope access will be available during semesters in 2018 and 2019A. The technical contributions will include a design study associated with enhancements to Subaru Telescope's adaptive optics system. This initial collaboration will benefit astronomers in both countries, and provide a framework for a deeper collaboration in future years.