The Subaru Seminar is
usually held in Room 104 of the Hilo Base Facility, adjacent
to the main lobby. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are
interested in giving a seminar, please contact Masayuki
Akiyama by email.
April 16, Friday at 15:00pm
"Astronomy and Techonology, My Personal View"
Tetsuo Nishimura (Subaru Telescope, NAOJ)
Invitation to Prof. Nishimura's Retirement lecture
Professor Tetsuo Nishimura just retired from NAOJ at the end
of March, 2004, and we have a special lecture honoring his
distinguished service to the Subaru Project.
After working at University of Arizona, Prof. Nishimura joined
the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Subaru Telescope
Project on April 1, 1993. He moved to Hilo on April 1, 1997 (on
the day we started our Hilo office). Since then, he worked as
an Associate Director of the Subaru Telescope. He was responsible
for the instrumentation division as well as the most of the
Subaru's external affairs and local community relationships.
During his time with Subaru Telescope, he successfully
constructed and commissioned one of the Suaru's first-light
instrument, MIRTOS. Also, he is about to complete one of the 2-nd
generation instrument, MOIRCS.
We would like to express our thanks to Prof. Nishimura for his
contribution to the Subaru project by asking him to talk about
his experience with Subaru Telescope and astronomical instrumentation.
After his talk, we will hold a reception where we could meet and
chat with him. For those of you who are interested in participating
in the reception, please make a contribution as follows.
RSVP is requested by Tuesday, April 13, 2004,
please send to Kaz Sekiguchi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Seminars are also held at JAC,