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How do we see the starry sky?

It's a starry sky that I usually look up at casually, but when I think about it, there is something strange about it.


"Why can't you see the stars (first-class stars) at noon?"

"Why can you see the Milky Way in the dark?"

Have you ever had such a question?

Although there are individual differences in the appearance of stars, the reason is not clear (not investigated).

In this project, the "super" approach of Jupiter and Saturn that will occur in December 2020

By having many people around the world observe it, we will challenge the mystery related to starry sky observation.


As an illustration department, I was in charge of the illustration below.


Project members (in alphabetical order)

  • Kazuya Ayanito (Astronomers Without Borders) / International Department (Internationalization of projects, Web translation, collaboration with AWB , etc.)

  • Takeshi Inoue (Akashi Municipal Astronomical Science Museum) / Planning Department (examination of general ideas, etc.)

  • Junko Uematsu (Retired from The Hokkaido University Museum * 2021.3) / Illustration Department (Illustration creation, etc.)

  • Koji Onishi (National Institute of Technology, Nagano) / Science Department (Implementation of spin-off science, etc.)

  • Kazuhiko Onuma (Chiba University Frontier Medical Engineering Center) / Ophthalmology Department (Advice from the viewpoint of ophthalmography, etc.)

  • Kenzo Kinugasa (Nobeyama Radio Observatory) / Public Relations Department Third Section (Project awareness, SNS diffusion, etc.)

  • Hiroyuki Naito (Nayoro City Observatory) / Project representative (project management, website creation, data analysis, etc.)

  • Shinya Narusawa (Hyogo Prefectural University Nishiharima Observatory) / Future Planning Department (examination of starry sky vision survey by stars, etc.)

  • Takahiro Fukusumi (Hokkaido University Graduate School / Sapporo Science Center) Public Relations Department Second Section (Publication of the project, cooperation with related facilities and organizations, etc.)

  • Naoto Fukuhara (What's New for People Who Like Stars) / Web System Department (Construction of Observation Report Form, etc.)

  • Yoshiko Fukuhara (What's New for People Who Like Stars) / Evaluation Department (Website Usability Evaluation, etc.)

  • Yasuhiko Murakami (Nayoro Municipal Observatory) / Public Relations Department 1st Section (Promotion of the project, cooperation with JAPOS, etc.)

  • Yoshiya Watanabe (Osaka Science Museum) / Public Relations Department Section 4 (Publication of the project, call for solidarity with the starry sky, etc.)


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