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2015

Sep 17,The third SWIMS Science Workshop has been held
May. 1,Succeed in predicting complicated wind behavior around the telescope enclosure in the collaborative study with Kyushu University and Environmental GIS Laboratory Co. Ltd.

2014

Nov. 28,Final Polish of the 6.5m Primary Mirror Has Started
Nov. 19,TAO/AIUC Joint Workshop was held
Jul. 24,30,2nd Extended TAO Technical Meeting and TAO External Review Were Held
Jul. 1,TAO Base Facility Close to Completion
Jun. 22,Presentation in SPIE2014 in June 2014
Jun. 19,Io’s volcanism seen by The University of Tokyo Atacama 1-m Telescope (pressreleased: 2014/6/19)
Jan. 24,1st TAO Extended Technical Meeting Was Held

2013

Nov. 7-8,UTokyo Forum 2013
Jul. 22,The Conference for the Institutional Program for Young Researcher Overseas Visits Was Held.

2012

Jul. 31, Examining Galaxy Form from the Top of the World (pressreleased: 2012/7/31)
Jun. 22, The news of TAO becomes active in Chile
Mar. 28, Lecture by the President of the Republic of Chile
Mar. 19, The 5th miniTAO/ANIR Science Workshop
Mar. 15, IoA Begins Cooperation in Science Education with Adachi Ward, Tokyo
Feb. 20, Conference "Global Observations of the Universe"
Feb. 17, Visit of TAO site by Mr. Hidenori Murakami, Japan Ambassador in Chile
Feb. 15, University of Tokyo Master Thesis Presentation 2011 "Two Master Theses from miniTAO Works"

2011

Dec. 27, miniTAO Full-Remote Operation Started
Nov. 11, miniTAO/MAX38 Caught Asteroid 2005YU55
Oct. 20, "Network Construction of Optical and Infrared Synergetic Telescopes for Education and Research (OISTER)" Growing Presence of miniTAO
Aug. 5, The 4th miniTAO/ANIR Science Workshop
Jun. 28, The University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory was Certified by Guinness World Record as the Highest Astronomical Observatory
May. 31, Two NEW instruments under development at NEW laboratory - Progress toward observations on the TAO 6.5m telescope -
Apr. 22, Construction of New Laboratory for instruments of TAO 6.5m telescope
Mar. 23, Successful in obtaining images of planetary nebula NGC6302 in the 30 micron band
Mar. 10, The 3rd miniTAO/ANIR Science Workshop on 10 March, 2012
Feb. 22, Wireless Network between TAO Site and Base Established

2010

Dec. 13, Steady progress in development of the near-infrared instrument SWIMS mounted on the TAO 6.5-m telescope.
--Extensible robotic arm manipulating slitmask plates for multi-object spectroscopy completed--.
Nov. 15, The President of Chile gave high appreciation of TAO in a Japan-Chile summit meeting of APEC and in a meeting with the President of the University of Tokyo.
Oct. 15, Thank you for your supporting messages to the TAO project
Aug. 18, Memorial stamps for the completion of the miniTAO telescope have been issued
Jul. 7, Inauguration Ceremony of miniTAO Telescope
Apr. 9, The 1st miniTAO/ANIR Science Workshop on 9 April, 2010
Mar. 4, The University of Tokyo and Konica Minolta Produce a Planetarium Program,
Proposing a New Way of Public Outreach in Scientific Research

2009

Sep. 11, A workshop on the TAO near-infrared instrument.
Jul. 24, Workshop on the Mid-infrared Instrument for TAO 6.5m telescope
Jun. 9, The 1m telescope at the Atacama Observatory has Started Scientific Operation, detecting the Hydrogen Emission Line from the Galactic Center in the Infrared Light (pressreleased : 2009/7/2)
Mar. 22, Congratulation on the first light
Mar. 8-14, Construction of the 1m telescope started at the summit of Mt. Chajnantor
Mar. 1-7, Construction of the dome building of the 1.0-m telescope started at the summit of Chajnantor.
Feb. 22-28, Dome structure of the 1.0-m telescope arrived at the summit of Chajnantor.
Feb. 15-21, Trial Construction of the 1-m Telescope Completed in Calama, Chile
Feb. 5-14, Trial Construction of the Dome for the 1-m Telescope Completed in Calama, Chile
Jan. 22, The 1-m miniTAO telescope and its dome arrived in Chile
Jan. 8, Foundation construction for the 1-m telescope progressed at the summit of Chajnantor.

2008

Aug. Purchase a piece of land for the base facility
Jun. International meeting SPIE2008
Feb. First light observation of ANIR and test observation of MAX38 at Higashi-Hiroshima Observatory

2007

May. First light observations of MAX38 at the Higashi-Hiroshima Astronomical Observatory
Apr. Results of Seeing Measurements at the Summit of Co. Chajnantor

2006

Nov.Results of Seeing Measurements at the Summit of Co. Chajnantor
Apr. Access road to the summit of Chajnantor opened

2005

Nov. Starting construction of the road to the summit of Mt. Chaknantor