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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 Subaru seminar organizers (Tomonori Usuda, Kumiko S. Usuda, Masayuki Akiyama) by email : (please change"_at" to @).

January 09, Tuesday at TBD

" Early Initial Results from the NEP survey with AKARI: Current Status and the Near-future Plan "

Hideo Matsuhara

(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science / Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

The AKARI mission is the first Japanese satellite dedicated for large area surveys in the infrared, and was launched successfully on February 22nd 2006 (JST). AKARI will perform the most advanced all-sky survey in 6 mid- to far-infrared wavebands since the preceding IRAS mission over 2 decades ago, and also deep imaging and spectroscopic surveys near the ecliptic poles ( over $B%sim$15~deg$^2$ in total) with pointed observations in 13 wavelength bands at 2-160~$B%mu$m. AKARI is a perfect complement to Spitzer in respect of its wide sky area and wavelength coverage. In this talk, I will briefly describe the current status of observations as well as the early initial results from the North Ecliptic Pole survey with the infrared camera onboard AKARI.

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