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Antarctica Astronomy WS: China-Japan Meeting

This workshop is designed to promote exchanges between Japanese and Chinese researchers with a strong interest in Antarctic astronomy. Japanese Antarctic Astronomy Consortium is leading 30-cm submillimeter-wave telescope and 12-m terahertz telescope projects in Dome Fuji station II. China is also planning to construct a terahertz telescope in Dome A (DATE5). Since the observations using the Optical Infrared Telescope in Dome A (AST3) was already performed, China has extensive experience of the Antarctica astronomy. The cooperation between the two countries will be very important in order to establish an international astronomical observatory in Antarctica in the future. Therefore, this workshop will provide an opportunity to exchange information on the activities of Japan and China in Antarctic astronomy.

This workshop will be held as a research meeting of the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR).


16th (Sat) December 2023


Institutes of Natural Sciences B 118 (Seminar Room) in University of Tsukuba
* Nearest bus stop: "Daiichi Area Mae" (第一エリア前) with the bus "Tsukuba Daigaku Junkan, Migi-Mawari" (筑波大学循環・右回り) 
* How to access U Tsukuba


Closed: Registration with talk by 24th November 2023
Registration without talk is open until 15th December 2023

This is open to researchers and students in related fields. Participant registration is required, there is no registration fee. All presentaions will be given via hybrid. Zoom URL will be sent to participants at a later date.

Main talks

Morning Session
09:30 Opening address
09:35 Sheng-Cai Shi
"Recent sub-millimeter astronomy programs in China"
10:00 Nario Kuno
U Tsukuba
"Recent activities on Antarctic astronomy in Japan"
10:25 Cheng-Gang Shu
Shanghai Normal U
"Development of LCT"
10:50 Break
11:00 Masumichi Seta
Kwansei Gakuin U
"Development of 30-cm telescope receiver"
11:25 TBD
"Astronomical observations in. Chinese Antarctic Research Stations"
11:50 Shunsuke Honda
U Tsukuba
"Development of MKID camera receiver"

Afternoon Session
13:30 Takuya Hashimoto
U Tsukuba
"Science target with Antarctic Terahertz astronomy"
13:55 Yuan Ren
"Terahertz Experiment on the Antarctic Dome A"
14:20 Hiroshi Matsuo
"Development of Terahertz interferometer"
14:45 Ayako Niwa
U Tsukuba
"Development of photon detectors for terahertz intensity interferometry"
15:10 Break
15:20 Yi-Ping Ao
"Submillimeter Astronomy with Upcoming Facilities at PMO"
15:45 Tomohiro Koseki
U Tsukuba
"Toward Laboratory Intensity Interferometer Experiments"
16:10 Dragan Salak
Hokkaido U
"Galactic outflows traced by THz molecular line"
16:35 Closing remark


  • Hiroshi Matsuo (NAOJ, Japan)
  • Sheng-Cai Shi (PMO, China)
  • Jing Li (PMO, China)
  • Nario Kuno (U Tsukuba, Japan)