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User's Meeting (Business Session)

The first-day session is mainly composed by business sessions as with the annual Subaru user's meeting. This session is coordinated by Yuichi Matsuda, Takayuki Kotani (NAOJ), Tohru Nagao (Ehime U.)

Notice: You may want to attend from Day-2 (Nov 18 Mon) unless you are heavy users of Subaru Telescope.


Synergy with TMT

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project is a project to build an extremely large optical/infrared telescope under collaboration of five countries: Japan, the United States of America, Canada, China, and India.
With an aperture of 30 m, TMT will allow us to see deeper into space and observe cosmic objects with unprecedented sensitivity. Synergy will be created between TMT and highly successful Subaru Telescope located on Maunakea and geared with its wide field capability, and will lead to many further research breakthroughs.

This session will provide an opportunity to share the current status of the TMT Project and discuss scientific synergies among TMT and 8-10 meter class telescopes on Maunakea.

Invited Speakers
Charles Beichman (NASA/Caltech)
Mark Dickinson (NOAO)
Masashi Chiba (Tohoku U.)
Tomo Usuda (NAOJ)


Future Wide-Field Survey

This special session overviews the future extensive wide-field survey programs with LSST, Euclid, and WFIRST by representative speakers in each project. Detailed program will be announced soon.

Invited Speakers
Jason Rhodes (NASA/JPL)
Jean-Charles Cuillandre (IAP)
Jeffrey W Kruk (NASA)
Mike Hudson (U. of Waterloo)
Michael Wood-Vasey (U. of Pittsburgh)
Satoshi Miyazaki (NAOJ)


Synergy with WFIRST

WFIRST-Subaru Synergy Workshop III (hosted by WFIRST WG)
The Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) is NASA's 2.4m space telescope equipped with a wide-field NIR camera for imaging and slitless spectroscopy (WFI) and an on-axis, visible-light Coronagraph Instrument (CGI) for imaging, polarimetry, and low-resolution spectroscopy. Following the successful workshops dedicated for discussion on the WFIRST-Subaru synergistic observation held in 2017 and 2018, this session provides an opportunity to gather people widely from the WFIRST and Subaru communities to more deeply discuss and sophisticate the WFIRST x Subaru synergistic observing programs. (Image credit: NASA)

Invited Speakers
James Rhoads (NASA/GSFC)
Takahiro Sumi (Osaka U.)
Masahiro Takada (Kavli IPMU)
Masami Ouchi (NAOJ/U. of Tokyo)


PFS Special Session

The Subaru Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) can take exposures of 2,400 astronomical objects simultaneously on such a large patch of sky as several times bigger than the full Moon. The large program is planned with this innovative instrument involving the enourmously-large international collaboration.

We also welcome your contributions about PFS science studies on the theme of galaxies, black holes, and cosmology. The approved talks will be scheduled on Friday morning.

Invited Speakers
David Schlegel (LBNL)
Jeffrey A Newman (U. of Pittsburgh)
Hitoshi Murayama (Kavli IPMU/UC Berkeley)
Masahiro Takada (Kavli IPMU)
Naoyuki Tamura (Kavli IPMU)
Tadayuki Kodama (Tohoku U.)


ULTIMATE-Subaru Special Session

"ULTIMATE-Subaru" is a project to develop a next-generation, wide-field adaptive optics (GLAO) system, as well as new wide-field NIR instruments assisted by GLAO on the Subaru Telescope, to maximize its NIR observational capabilities toward 2020s and beyond. Maunakea is ideally suited for GLAO - we can achieve 0.2-arcsec angular resolution over 20-arcmin FoV, allowing us to explore the unprecedentedly deep, panoramic, and sharp views of the universe in NIR. The ULTIMATE project team will summarize its current status and scientific capabilities. The session will provide a great opportunity for the entire Subaru community to dream about the bright future of Subaru.

Invited Speakers
Akio Inoue (Waseda U.)
Daisuke Suzuki (ISAS/JAXA)
Kate Whitaker (UConn)
Takashi Moriya (NAOJ)
Yosuke Minowa (Subaru)


Instrument and Software Session

We also have about 60 poster presentations for instrument and software development in various categories seen below. Thier Flash talks are scheduled on Wednesday.

- PFS Instrument, Science, and Operation
- Existing instruments in Subaru and database system
- PI type instuments

Science Sessions

Cutting Edge of Astronomy and Beyond

We have the prallalel science sessionsfor scientists on Tue/Thu/Fri to share their state-of-art research regardless of telescopes they use. We have six science categories organized by Science Organization Committee (SOC). We also have science keynotes on Friday afternoon.

Parallel Science Sessions

Available at the following pages.

Science Keynotes on Friday

Jeff Cooke (Swinburne U.)

Masayuki Akiyama (Tohoku U.)

Mike Brown (Caltech)

Motohide Tamura (U. of Tokyo)

Sandra Faber (UCSC)

Vasily Belokurov (U. of Cambridge)


Exoplanet & star formation

Observational studies for exoplanets and protoplanetary disks have been rapidly growing in the past 2 decades. Subaru has indeed offered various ...


Galaxy formation

The field of galaxy formation and evolution covers a wide range of astrophysical scales; from the dust grain formation to the cosmic large-scale structure...


Local group & nearby galaxies

In the past few decades, wide-field surveys have been a powerful means of placing constraints on the formation and evolution of nearby/Local Group ...


Solar system

Subaru is a powerful tool for detecting faint structures and small objects in the solar system. In the past 20 years, surveys by ground-based observations such as...


Supermassive black holes

Our understandings of supermassive black holes (SMBHs) have undergone significant progress over the past few decades. The discovery of tight correlation...


Time domain

Time-domain astronomy has made great progress in the past decade. Dedicated transient surveys have revealed the population of new transients, such as...


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