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1st official program announcement will be made in September


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 session is coordinated by Tomonori Usuda (NAOJ/TMT). More details will be updated soon.

Invited Speakers
Charles Beichman (NASA/Caltech)
Masashi Chiba (Tohoku U.)
Tomonori 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
David Spergel (Princeton U.)
Jason Rhodes (NASA/JPL)
Jeffrey W Kruk (NASA)
Satoshi Miyazaki (NAOJ)
and two more speakers to be announced


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.

Invited Speakers
Takahiro Sumi (Osaka U.)
Masahiro Takada (U. of Tokyo/IPMU)
Masami Ouchi (U. of Tokyo/ICRR)


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
Hitoshi Murayama (IPMU/U. of Tokyo)
Masahiro Takada (IPMU/U. of Tokyo)
Naoyuki Tamura (IPMU/U. of Tokyo)
and more


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.

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/UCO Lick)

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...

Request Form for the Special Meeting

We have a meeting space (Paniolo room) for group meetings (e.g., board meeting, closed discussion, small workshop, alumni meeting, ...). The room is located next to Paniolo terrace and the capacity is about 30 people.  The room has a screen, a projector, microphones, and a speaker.
You can request to use the room for your meetings by filling the request form.


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