Data Center Description
The National Astronomical Observatory, Japan, (NAOJ) is an inter-university research institute that aims to promote the advancement of astronomy, astrophysics, and the related fields of science. As a core research institute for these fields, NAOJ closely cooperates with universities and supports researchers and students throughout Japan, as well as hosts international cooperation at various levels.
NAOJ operates several facilities with unique and high-level telescopes in Japan and at overseas sites for various observational research projects including optical and infrared observations, millimeter and sub-millimeter wave astronomy, VLBI (Very Long Baseline Interferometer), gravitational wave detection, etc. We also pursue the development of new instruments and future observational technology, theoretical research by using high-speed computers, the education of graduate students of the Graduate University for Advanced Studies and many other universities, and the promotion of public understanding of science.