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  • 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
  • A Presentation by Dr. Michael Busch, from SETI Institute of USA

    Dr. Michael Busch, from SETI Institute of USA, gave us a splendid presentation titled “Radar Astronomy and Near-Earth Asteroids” on invitation at SHAO, 8 October, 2015. Dozens of researchers attended the presentation and made effective communications as well.

    10 12, 2015
  • New study reveals that big galaxies grow by cannibalizing smaller ones

    A new study led by an astronomer from Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) has found evidence revealing a cosmic cannibalizing event --- M81, one of the nearest massive galaxies, is eating two neighboring smaller galaxies and continues to grow. “This is the first endeavor beyond the Local Group of galaxies to demonstrate the h...

    09 18, 2015
  • APSG 2015 International Symposium Held in Russia

    APSG 2015 International Symposium of Asia-Pacific Space Geodynamics (APSG) Program, was successfully held in Moscow, capital of the Russian Federation, 24-28 August, 2015. Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences is one of the

    09 15, 2015
  • SHAO’s progress on the second transitional pulsar binary

    SHAO astronomers have studied the emission properties of the second transitional millisecond pulsar binary in the gamma-ray band. Combining other multiband information, they have revealed the physics behind the transitional phase.

    09 06, 2015
  • SHAO's new progress on explaining the Fermi Bubbles in the Milky Way

    Two giant gamma-ray bubbles above and below the Galactic plane were discovered by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope on 2010. How did the called Fermi bubbles form? How can we explain their observational characteristics, such as their morphology, distribution of surface brightness and so on? In the last years, astronomers from

    08 25, 2015
  • Professor Melanie Johnston-Hollitt from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand visited Shanghai Astronomical Observatory

    On August 21 of 2015, Professor Melanie Johnston-Hollitt from Victoria University of Wellington, who is also the Chairperson of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) Board, and Dr. Luke Pratley and Dr. Qian Zheng visited Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), and had a conversation with Director Xiaoyu Hong, the Academician of th...

    08 25, 2015
  • How do barred galaxies get two bars?

    The Milky Way Galaxy, our home, is not just a spiral galaxy, but a barred spiral. About two thirds of spiral galaxies are classified as barred spirals, among which one type is even more special by hosting two bars. These are termed spiral galaxies with two bars (S2B in short. In Chinese, 2B often means being idiotic when it is used...

    07 22, 2015
  • The 2nd International Association of Planetary Sciences (IAPS) Scientific Assembly (IAPS2015)

    The 2nd International Association of Planetary Sciences (IAPS) Scientific Assembly (IAPS2015) was held at the Kazan Federal University, 1-4 June 2015, Kazan, Russia, which presented the recent results of the research in space geodesy, dynamical astronomy, astrometry and planetary sciences, and

    06 04, 2015
  • SHAO celebrates Public Open Day of CAS with a variety of amazing activities

    Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) celebrates the 11th annual Public Open Day of the China Academy of Science (CAS) on May 16-17, also the National Science and Technology Week, as well as the International Day of Museum on May 18, with a variety of activities. It includes the opening of Shanghai Key Laboratory of Space Naviga...

    05 21, 2015
  • An International Meeting “Black Hole Accretion and AGN Feedback” to be held in SHAO

    In July 1 – 5, 2015,an international meeting “Black Hole Accretion and AGN Feedback”, organized by Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), will be held in Shanghai. This conference is co-chaired by Prof. Feng Yuan (the director of the Research Center for Galaxies and Cosmology), Prof. ...

    05 21, 2015