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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 (

Seminars are also held at JAC, CFHT, and IfA.

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