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Galaxy Cruise

(August 2022 - September 2022)

"Galaxy Cruise" is an immersive project run by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ). This project utilizes the data from a large-scale survey program using Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC), the world's best wide-field imaging camera mounted on the Subaru Telescope. ​NAOJ's Subaru Telescope is conducting an observation project of unprecedented scale, allowing us to discover such interacting galaxies with much higher accuracy than ever before. Yet there is another problem.

The project enables young learners to get exclusive access to astronomy images, which are otherwise not accessible till the postgraduate level, and they get training in advanced data analysis and software as well as interact with international scientists, all of which builds up to an invaluable real-time research experience.


We hope that, while exploring the Universe captured by the Subaru Telescope and classifying the shapes of interacting galaxies, learners can unravel the mysteries of galaxies and generate new research results - which may be used by scholarly research. 

The Process

  • Registration Begins - August 18, 2022
    Participants can start registering for the campaign as per the given guidelines.

  • Registration Ends - September 07, 2022
    The last date for registration is 07th September 2022, 6 PM IST

  • Selected Candidates - September 07, 2022
    A list of selected participants based on their responses to the given form will be released.

  • Training Premieres - September 07, 2022
    Shortlisted young learners shall be taken through a wonderful journey of hunting and classifying galaxies through our own online platform.

  • Project Commences - September 07, 2022
    The selected candidates will begin their journey as space scientists to analyze images from Subaru Telescope to make original observations.

  • Announcement of Discoveries
    Scientists will receive certificates from NAOJ for their valuable contribution to the project.

It is time to embark on your galactic journey!

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