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September 12, 2018

We were invited to make a presentation on the overview and progress of our LST project at the symposium organized by the astronomy and astrophysics sub-committee of Science Council of Japan, which was held at Univ. of Tokyo on 13 September 2018. The symposium is a part of the Roadmap 2020 activities, which aim to set t...

August 19, 2018

R. Kawabe (NAOJ) and K. Kohno (U. Tokyo) participated the 2018 Radio Telescope User's Meeting in Korea (16 - 17 August, @KASI, Daejeon, Korea) to give talks on LST and AtLAST projects. It was a nice opportunity to communicate Korean submm-wave researches working on the latest submm data from ALMA, JCMT, and so on.

August 2, 2018

We had a LST working group meeting on 3 August 2018 at Nobeyama. Considering the unbearable heat in Tokyo these days, the choice of the meeting venue was very essential indeed! (Nobeyama, where the NRO 45-m telescope locates, is also known as a summer refuge). It was impressive that a couple of young students who are w...

July 30, 2018

In reaction to the call for letter of intent (LoI) for large- and medium-scale astronomical/astrophysical projects in the coming ~10 years, which was issued by the astronomy and astrophysics subcommittee of The Science Council of Japan (SCJ), we submitted a LoI on our LST project. This is an initial step of the formal...

May 20, 2018

We had an LST working group meeting at Osaka Prefecture University. It aims at sharing updates on technical and engineering studies for large aperture telescopes, as well as discussing strategies for international collaboration including AtLAST led by ESO. A talk presented by Prof. Kishimoto (Department of mechanical e...

January 19, 2018

We participated a workshop to discuss science and technical aspects of the Atacama Large-Aperture Submm/mm Telescope (AtLAST), which was held at 17-19 January, 2018, at ESO headquarter (Munich, Germany). Ryohei Kawabe (NAOJ) gave a talk on an overview of the LST, and Kotaro Kohno (U. Tokyo) presented science cases base...

October 5, 2017

Ryohei Kawabe (NAOJ) gave a talk on LST at the ALMA Long Baseline Workshop, which was held at 3 - 5 October, 2017 at Kyoto. He demonstrates that having a 50-m-class large submm telescope at the ALMA site can significantly enhance the ALMA sensitivity by adding such a telescope as an element of ALMA, based on the experi...

June 30, 2017

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