ILOA Galaxy Forum SEA 2014 -- Boonrucksar Soonthornthum NARIT

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ILOA Galaxy Forum SEA 2014 -- Boonrucksar Soonthornthum NARIT

  1. 1. Future Collaboration of NARIT/SEAAN & ILOA in Galaxy Science GalaxyForumSoutheast Asia,Saturday1 March2014, ScienceCentreSingaporeandInternationalLunarObservatory Association(ILOA) B. SOONTHORNTHUM NATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THAILAND (PUBLIC ORGANIZATION) MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  2. 2. Astrophysics and Cosmology on the 21st Century On the 21st Century, the study of stars, galaxies and the Universe have grown rapidly. Nobel prize in Physics was given to scientists in Astronomy and Cosmology in 2006 and 2011
  3. 3. Space and Ground -Based Observations Space-Based Observations Ground-Based Observations
  4. 4. 4 Major Ground-based facilities 8.2 x4 meter VLT Cerro Paranal, Chile 10.4-meter Gran Telescopio Canarias, Canary Island, Spain
  5. 5. 5 Major Ground-based Facilities 2x10-meter Keck I and II Telescopes, Mauna Kea, Hawaii 8.2 -meter Subaru Telescope, Mauna Kea, Hawaii
  6. 6. 6 Megatelescopes of the 21st Century
  7. 7. 7 Future Ground-based Facilities: Radio Square Kilometer Array (SKA), South Africa /Australia Start 2016, First Science 2019
  8. 8. 8 Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) The Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is a radio telescope under construction located in a natural basin (大窝凼洼 地),[1] in Pingtang County, Guizhou Province, southwest China.[2] As of June 2011 construction should be complete by September 2016.[3] It will be the world's largest and most sensitive radio telescope and three times more sensitive than the Arecibo Observatory.[4] It will have a cost of 700 million yuan.[5]
  9. 9. 9 Space-based Facilities Hubble Space Telescope Launch April 24,1990 Kepler Space Telescope Launch March 7,2009
  10. 10. 10 Next Generation Space Telescope James Webb Space Telescope, 6.5-meter, Near and Mid Infrared Observations, Launch October 2018
  11. 11. 12 Specification - 2.4 m f/10 f=24000mm - 2 NasmythFoci - Pointing Accuracy 3″ - Tracking Accuracy 0.5″ The 2.4-meter Class Thai National Telescope (TNT)
  12. 12. The Installation of ULTRASPEC (High-Speed CCD Camera) at the TNT
  13. 13. NARIT’s PROMPT8 THAI SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE TELESCOPE (TST)
  14. 14. 1. Telescope1: Planewave CDK24 (24" f/6.8) 2. Telescope2: Takahashi FSQ 106 (refractor telescope) 3. Mount: Astro-Physics 3600GTO (with Precision Encoder) 4. CCD1: Apogee U42 (imaging, 2048 x 2048, back illuminated) 5. CCD2: Apogee U47 (polarimeter, 1024 x 1024, back illuminated) 6. Dome: 16ft Astrohaven clamshell
  15. 15. Location Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) , Coquimbo Region, Chile Coordinates 30°10′10.78″S 70°48′23.49″W Altitude 2,207 meter
  16. 16. PROMPT8 priority 1. gamma ray bursts (GRBs) 2. Administrator 3. Thai’s Research
  17. 17. Operation 1. SKYNET on Internet
  18. 18. Images from PROMPT 8 Eta Carina M 83
  19. 19. Observatories and Telescopes in South-East Asia
  20. 20. THE SOUTHEAST ASIA ASTRONOMY NETWORK (SEAAN)
  21. 21. South-East Asia Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (SEA ROAD) of the IAU Signing Agreement on 27 August 2012
  22. 22. The 2st Southeast Asia Young Astronomers Collaboration, SEAYAC, Meeting 19-22 November 2013, Bandung, Indonesia
  23. 23. SEAAN Modelling and Data Analysis in Astronomy 14-15May 2013, NARIT, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  24. 24. Program Group on High Performance Computing (PG-HPC)  NorhaslizaYusof (UM, Malaysia)  M. Ikbal Arifyanto (ITB, Indonesia)  Rogel M. Sese (UPLB, Philippines)  Puji Irawati (NARIT, Thailand)  plan to invite member(s) from other Southeast Asian countries
  25. 25. The 35th International School for Young Astronomers 25 August-14September 2013, Bandung,Indonesia
  26. 26. The 1st COSPAR Symposium 11-15November 2013, COSPAR,NARITand GISTDA, Bangkok,Thailand
  27. 27. 28 International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) Establised since: 2007 IOAA Hosts - 1st IOAA Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2007 - 2nd IOAA Bandung, Indonesia, 2008 - 3rd IOAA Tehran, Iran, 2009 - 4th IOAA Beijing, China, 2010 - 5th IOAA ChozÓw, Katowich, Krakow, Poland, 2011 - 6th IOAA Rio De Jannero, Brazil, 2012 - 7th IOAA Volos, Greece , 2013 - 8th IOAA , Romania, 2014 President of IOAA - Boonrucksar Soonthornthum Thailand, 2007-2011 - Chatief Kunjaya,Indonesia, 2012-present
  28. 28. NARIT Internship Programme for UPLB Students 22 April-18 May 2013, NARIT, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  29. 29. Astronomical Society of Singapore visit NARIT 26 November 2013, NARIT, ChiangMai, Thailand
  30. 30. 2014 SEAAN ACTIVITIES
  31. 31. AIM The aim is to conduct a 4-dayNARIT-KASI Winter Schoolin ChiangMai, Thailandin order to introduce up to 40 post-graduate and senior undergraduate university students from SE Asian nations and Korea to the basics of radio astronomyand some recent research in radio astronomy.
  32. 32. NARIT and YNAO have joined to organize the 2014IAU InternationalSchoolfor Young Astronomers
  33. 33. SoutheastAsia students’ training in Astronomywhich has just been approved and supported by IAU OAD. This will be organized in Thailand in 2014.
  34. 34. Cooperation: ILOA-SEAAN-NARIT
  35. 35. Cooperation: ILOA-SEAAN-NARIT To Promote: Research, Supporting Education and How to use Space and Ground- based Facilities to bring awareness, knowledge, wisdom to mankind

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