The Staff at JCMT are proud to share the news that our Director General Paul Ho has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in recognition of his lifetime achievements in research. For more information see: www.sinica.edu.tw/en/news/4273
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Facebook StatusJanuary 6, 2017 at 7:00 am
Astronomy Student Shin Young Kim observed on JCMT back in July. He enjoyed his visit so much that he decided to bring his wife to Maunakea and the JCMT for their Honeymoon! EAO/JCMT staff would like to wish the pair the best of luck for the future.January 1, 2017 at 8:00 am
Happy New Year from our staff at the JCMT! Our telescope is named after James Clerk Maxwell the Scottish scientist but do you know who he was and what he contributed to science? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANIkxDm8bF4December 23, 2016 at 10:00 am
Happy Holidays from all the staff at EAO/JCMT!December 22, 2016 at 8:00 am
Huge congratulations to all the students from Kalani High School involved in telescope proposals! EAO is pleased to award Spencer Young two hours of observing time with the JCMT's POL-2 instruments for his research proposal, “Star forming regions and how they retain their shapes." For more on this story visit: http://bigislandnow.com/2016/12/21/high-school-students-awarded-time-at-mauna-kea-observatories/December 21, 2016 at 10:00 pm
We have good news to share. Our Director General Paul Ho has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in recognition of his lifetime achievements in research.https://www.sinica.edu.tw/en/news/427331December 5, 2016 at 9:18 am
#Silentnight at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope on Maunakea as it remained closed again due to snow. Here is another stunning photo from JCMT operator William Montgomerie. Pu'u Poliahu can be seen behind. Please like and share! #Maunakea #snowDecember 4, 2016 at 10:55 am
The Maunakea snow crew are working hard again today ploughing the roads and checking on snow levels. Mahalo to the crew for all their hard work!December 4, 2016 at 10:31 am
JCMT telescope operator William Montgomerie made it to the telescope last night to do a snow inspection. Too much snow for us to open for science but he was able to capture some amazing shots of the stillness of Maunakea. Here is one looking from the JCMT to the summit ridge telescopes. Please like and share!December 1, 2016 at 8:40 am
No time on sky for science last night as Maunakea experienced the first big snow for the winter.November 28, 2016 at 8:53 pm
Sean Goebel has released this amazing timelapse showing the telescopes on Maunakea. This really shows the majesty of astronomy on Maunakea. Mahalo Sean for sharing!November 18, 2016 at 8:00 am
Here is a fantastic video from 2012 about infrared astronomy. The video features the JCMT and talks about how we observe the cold universe. If you missed it the first time around we hope you enjoy this chance to watch it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vABex76Zvk #alohafridayNovember 16, 2016 at 8:00 am
The East Asian Observatory is pleased to provide an early announcement of the second Call for JCMT Large Programs. This information is being provided ahead of the opening of the Call in order for current and new teams to pursue discussion and planning. Submissions will be accepted from February 15th up until the March 15th deadline. This will coincide with the 17B PI Call.
For more information please visit:
http://www.eaobservatory.org/jcmt/proposals/large-programs-call-ii/3November 9, 2016 at 10:58 am
This Friday (November 18th) our very own Support Scientist Dr. Mark Rawlings, will be giving the Mauneakea Skies talk at Imiloa Astronomy Center at 7pm. Come and learn what scientists learn about the material between stars by using telescopes such as the JCMT and radio telescopes from around the world.November 7, 2016 at 11:48 am
Exciting opportunity: NASA Astronaut Dr Jeff Hoffman will be giving a talk on November 15th at 6pm at UH-Hilo.November 4, 2016 at 8:00 am
We are loving this post comparing Polynesian navigators to NASA scientists: https://aeon.co/videos/why-ancient-pacific-mariners-were-the-nasa-scientists-of-their-dayOctober 31, 2016 at 8:00 am
Happy Halloween to all you astronomy and science nerds out there!October 28, 2016 at 8:00 am
More photos from JCMT meetings - this time a photo from the MALATANG program meeting. MALATANG "MApping the dense moLecular gAs in the sTrongest stAr-formiNg Galaxies" members met in Nanjing, China, last week to discuss science and publications. For more information about this program that will use the JCMT to map dense gas across a range of galaxies please visit: http://www.eaobservatory.org/jcmt/science/large-programs/malatang/October 27, 2016 at 8:00 am
JCMT astronomers met last week to discuss science and publications, in Shanghai, as part of the JINGLE large program. This program uses the JCMT to look at the cold gas and dust in nearby galaxies. As you might know, astronomers love their acronyms. JINGLE stands for "the JCMT dust and gas In Nearby Galaxies Legacy Exploration". For more information on the JINGLE program visit: http://www.eaobservatory.org/jcmt/science/large-programs/jingle/October 26, 2016 at 1:39 pm
East Asian Observatory shared Subaru Telescope Hawaii Outreach's post.
Now that EAO astronomers can access time on Subaru you might be interested to head about this Subrau Data Reduction Winter School being held in Taiwan.October 26, 2016 at 8:00 am
EAO Staff members Harriet Parsons and Mark Rawlings had a great time in Shanghai last week presenting a data reduction workshop to interested astronomers. If you missed out the tutorials can be found here: http://www.eaobservatory.org/jcmt/science/reductionanalysis-tutorials/October 12, 2016 at 11:44 am
Hawaiian's were master navigators by using stars and other techniques. Here is a fantastic video about indigenous astronomy in Australia. It may be the case the oldest astronomical observatory in the world was made by Aboriginals in Australia: http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2016/s4555524.htmSeptember 26, 2016 at 12:13 pm
East Asian Observatory added 8 new photos.
EAO staff enjoyed helping out at the PUEO Sea to Sky Event this Saturday at Palekai in Hilo - helping to restore Hilo's very own deep-sea voyaging canoe Hōkūalaka‘i, "Guiding Star". More information about this canoe can be found here: http://pvs.kcc.hawaii.edu/ike/kalai_waa/hokualakai.htmlSeptember 20, 2016 at 9:24 am
PUEO is sending an invitation to their Sea to Sky Event this Saturday 24th at Palekai in Hilo (8am to 5pm).
Please come and join in their opening ceremony, help with the preservation of Hilo's very own sailing wa'a, play in the ocean and learn about science and culture too. Feel free to come by any time and stay for as long as you feel you can.
The schedule for the September 24th will be:
8:00-8:30am Informal meet, setup and discuss days activities and work planned for the canoe.
8:45-9:30am ‘awa ceremony and welcome
9:30-11:30am Work on Hōkūalakaʻi, Visit Learning Stations, and Site Beautification Project
1:00-4:30 Paddling, Sailing, Swimming (Ocean Activities)
4:30-5:00 Closing talk and cleanup
We hope to see you there!September 14, 2016 at 8:00 am
JCMT astronomers are invited to attend the second EAO JCMT Users Meeting. This 2017 JCMT Users meeting will be held in Nanjing, China. The two day meeting will be held on Monday, 13th and Tuesday 14th of February. An additional 1 half-day data reduction workshop will be held immediately after the meeting on Wednesday 15th of February. For more information visit: http://www.eaobservatory.org/jcmt/science/nanjing2017/August 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Next week Cardiff University will be hosting a UK JCMT Users meeting: Current and Future Science with the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, Cardiff University, 5-6 September 2016
http://www.astro.cardiff.ac.uk/newsandevents/events/UKJCMTSept2016/ we hope to see you there!