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Effect of the Earthquakes at the Subaru Telescope (Report 2)

May 8, 2018
Last updated: January 19, 2021

Here we announce the status of the Subaru Telescope, as of May 8, 2018, after the M 6.9 earthquake and its aftershocks occurred in the afternoon on May 4, 2018.

  • Damage to the enclosure was found during the initial inspection.
  • Careful investigation of the overall impact on the telescope will continue for some time.
  • Therefore the observations have been canceled until the night of May 17, 2018.
  • The summit facility tour program scheduled on May 9, 10 and 15, 2018 has also been canceled.

Dr. Michitoshi Yoshida
Director, Subaru Telescope

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