Regarding the preventive actions of the novel coronavirus

To prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, we have decided to cancel some of our events until further notice. Information about the resumption of the events will be posted on NAOJ's website and SNS. We kindly ask for your understanding and cooperation.

For those who want to visit NAOJ, please note the following point:

  • If you have, or think you may have, had close contact with someone infected with the novel coronavirus, please refrain from visiting.
  • If you have cold-like symptoms such as a cough and fever, please refrain from visiting.
  • Take appropriate preventive actions, such as wearing a mask and washing your hands with soap, to protect yourself from infection.

NAOJ Mizusawa

Mizusawa Campus can visit the visitors area. The Kimura Hisashi Memorial Museum will be temporarily closed until further notice.(August 2, 2020)

  • You cannot visit the Kimura Hisashi Memorial Museum.

Ishigakijima Astronomical Observatory

The Ishigakijima astronomical observatory(Japanese only) resumed after taking measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, but it will be closed again due to a partial blockage of the road. Facility tours, 4D2U theaters, astronomical observation events and reservations will be canceled. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.(July 11, 2020)


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