Division of Science was newly established in 2019 with the aim of expanding the horizon of knowledge in astronomy through integrated research that transcends disciplines such as theory, multi-wavelength observation, and multi-messenger astronomy. To conduct world-leading astronomical research, which is based on the original idea of individual researchers, we use supercomputers and large-scale observation equipment of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. Currently, about 60 researchers, including graduate students, researchers, and staff, are conducting the world’s most advanced research on celestial bodies of various levels, from planetary systems to cosmology, using a wide range of methods regardless of theory or observation.

2024.4.18 Discovery of the origin of the streamer feeding the material of the young star Per-emb-2 ...Read more
2023.12.5 The James Webb Space Telescope discovered numerous supermassive black holes in the distant universe ...Read more
2023.11.14 Did the Solar System Originate 10,000 Light-Years Away? ...Read more
2023.11.10 Rapid Increase in Oxygen in Early Universe  ...Read more
2023.9.15 The Automated Reaction Pathway Search Reveals the Energetically Favorable Synthesis of Interstellar CH3OCH3 and HCOOCH3 ...Read more
2023.7.10 Molecular Filament Shielded Young Solar System from Supernova ...Read more
2023.6.28 Discovery of a new type of carbon-chain chemistry around massive young stellar objects – Hot Carbon-Chain Chemistry (HCCC) – ...Read more
2023.6.20 Observations of High-Mass Star Seeds Defy Models ...Read more