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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, Naoyuki Tamura) by email : sseminar_at_subaru.naoj.org (please change"_at" to @).

December 15th, Tuesday, at 11:00 am

" Current situation and future direction of Astronomy and Space Science in Mongolia "

Tsolmon Renchin

(National University of Mongolia / NUM-ITC-UNESCO Remote Sensing and Space Science laboratory)


The history, current situation, future directions and education of modern Mongolian space science and astronomy is reviewed. The lecture discusses recent efforts to develop astronomy education and research capacity in Mongolia with cooperation of the International Astronomical Union and Japanese Astronomical Community. The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan was among the first international organizations to offer assistance. The talk will tempt to establish possible academic collaboration with Subaru Telescope, NAOJ.

The lecture will also present how Astronomy is used as the the astrological practices for nomadic life in Mongolia. Mongolian Nomad's home (GER) also may be called as the first and portable astrological research focus for human life. Mongolia has continental climate, so its sky is usually clear and transparent blue without much of fog and mist. The Mongolians observed since very ancient time as the sky is contacted with its sun, moon and stars, so they included about it in ancient folklores, paints and other historical items.



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



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