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  • The 8th English Salon Was Held by the Labour Union Group of the Center for Astro-geodynamics Research

    As a part of serial activities by the labour union group of the Center for Astro-geodynamics Research , a fascinating English salon titled “ Sea Navigation ” was held at SHAO on July 6th .Andy Calabia from Spain joined and shared with us many practical techniques as well as great happiness .Researchers including several internati...

    07 14, 2016
  • A Presentation by Dr. Li Yiliang from the University of Hong Kong

    Dr . Li Yiliang , from Department of Earth Sciences , the University of Hong Kong , gave us a splendid presentation titled “ Astrobiology : The Origin , Evolution and Destiny of life in the Universe ” on invitation at SHAO , 5 July .With great enthusiasm , dozens of researchers and students attended the presentation and made effe...

    07 14, 2016
  • Revealing the outer reaches of the Milky Way with LAMOST

    An international team of researchers , led by Shanghai Astronomical Observatory , have uncovered a new technique for peering into the outer-most regions of our Galaxy .Left : An illustration showing the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy being devoured by the Milky Way . This process leaves long tails of debris stretching around our entire g...

    07 05, 2016
  • Discovery: The First Young Planetary Nebula Showing the Strongest 1720 MHz OH Maser

    In about 5 billion years, our sun will evolve to be a red giant, expanding out beyond the orbit of Venus. When our sun has used up its fuel, its core will collapse and its outer gas layer will be expelled by strong stellar winds. After being illuminated by the ultraviolet radiation of the hot luminous core, the dissipated gas laye...

    08 05, 2016
  • Zooming into the heart of candidate binary black holes with powerful radio techniques: only singles, no pairs

    [ June 8 , An international research team discovered single radio - luminous black holes from candidate binaries with powerful highest - resolution imaging techniques .The supermassive black hole ( up to billions of solar masses ) residing in the heart of the active galaxy is accreting material from its surroundings , and releasing...

    06 08, 2016
  • Shanghai TMRT discovered a new dense molecular cloud rich in long carbon-chain molecules

    Linear carbon-chain molecules like CnH , HCnN and CnS are observed to be abundant in cold dense clouds .To date , abundant long carbon-chain molecules have only been found in two molecular clouds – Taurus Molecular Cloud 1 ( TMC-1 ) and Lupus molecular cloud 1A ( Lupus-1A ) — and the envelop of a carbon star IRC +.On the column d...

    05 27, 2016
  • The 7th English Salon Was Held by the Labour Union Group of the Center for Astro-geodynamics Research

    As a part of serial activities by the labour union group of the Center for Astro-geodynamics Research , a wonderful English salon with a local color , titled “ Local Fair and Festival Culture in the USA ” was held at SHAO on May 19th .Dr . Sarah Bird from the USA joined and shared with us much .Researchers including several inter...

    05 24, 2016
  • An English Salon by the Labour Union Group of the Center for Astro-geodynamics Research

    As a part of serial activities by the labour union group of the Center for Astro-geodynamics Research , an English salon , titled “ Car , Car Use and Car Culture ” was held at SHAO on April 12th .Professor Zhang Keke from University of Exeter , UK joined and hosted our salon , making splendid communications with us .Welcome to ou...

    05 24, 2016
  • Cosmic Beacons Reveal the Milky Way's Ancient Core

    An international team of astronomers led by Dr . Andrea Kunder of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam ( AIP ) in Germany and Dr . R . Michael Rich of UCLA has discovered that the central 2000 light years within the Milky Way Galaxy hosts an ancient population of stars .

    04 26, 2016
  • SHAO Astronomers discovered 15 candidate X-ray transients in the nearby satellite galaxy NGC 55

    Our Milky Way Galaxy is not alone in space. There are a number of smaller satellite galaxies which orbit around it. In the southern hemisphere, one can easily see two of our closest neighbours without a telescope, which are the well-known Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, about 160,000--200,000 light years away from us. What these...

    04 07, 2016
  • A Presentation by Dr. Su Xiaoli, from OSU of USA

    Dr. Su Xiaoli, from The Ohio State University of USA, gave us a splendid presentation titled “Inter-annual Ice Mass Variations over Greenland and Antarctica Combining GRACE Gravimetry and Envisat Altimetry” on invitation at SHAO, 26 February, 2016. Dozens of researchers attended the presentation and made effective communications ...

    03 07, 2016
  • SHAO astronomers discovered a previously unknown streaming population by LAMOST

    Taking our Galaxy as a vast sea, astronomers are the fishing men using telescopes to catch light from different objects. Recently, thanks to the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope

    02 22, 2016
  • An English Salon by the Labour Union Group of the Center for Astro-geodynamics Research

    As a part of serial activities by the labour union group of the Center for Astro-geodynamics Research, an English salon, titled “How to write and publish your papers in the top scientific journals” was held at SHAO on January 29th. Jin Shuanggen, Associate Editor of SCI IEEE TGRS, ASR and JN, Editorial Board Member of SCI, JG,PS...

    02 13, 2016
  • An English Salon by the Labour Union Group of the Center for Astro-geodynamics Research

    As a part of serial activities by the labour union group of the Center for Astro-geodynamics Research, an English salon, titled “Health and Body Building” was held at SHAO on December 16th. Han Wenbiao, our specially invited guest, joined in the salon and shared with us his body building experience in the U.S..

    12 23, 2015
  • The 4th China-U.S. Workshop on Radio Astronomy Science and Technology Held in Shanghai

    National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), CAS jointly organized the fourth in a series of China-U.S. radio astronomy workshop, entitled "Scientific and Technical Drivers for the Next Generation of Radio Telescopes." The workshop was held at SHAO in Shanghai from October 14th to 16th ...

    10 30, 2015