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  • New research progress in spin alignments of spiral galaxies within the large-scale structure

    In the current universe, large scale environments are mainly consists of these four types: clusters, filaments, sheets and voids. According to the current paradigm of galaxy formation, these structures arise from the linear growth of density fluctuations in a nearly homo

    03 23, 2015
  • Measure the average cosmic dust density using quasar continuum

    Cosmic dust —— dust in space—— includes intergalactic dust, interstellar dust, interplanetary dust and circumplanetary dust, which can cause not only extinction but also reddening for the remote background objects. Cosmic dust extinction plays a very important role in cosmological study. For example, the existence of cosmic...

    03 20, 2015
  • Discovery of an Ultra-luminous Quasar with Gigantic Black Hole in the Baby Universe

    Using the observational data from the 2.4-m Lijiang Telescope (LJT) in Yunnan China, the 6.5-m Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT), and the 8.4-m Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) in Arizona, USA, the 6.5m Magellan Telescope in Las Campanas Observatory, Chile, and the 8.2-m Gemini North Telescope in Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USA, an internatio...

    03 04, 2015
  • SHAO Astronomers discovered two new types of molecules as Megamasers

    Since the late 1970s, only three types of molecules have been found to form megamasers: water, hydroxyl and formaldehyde. In a recent work, Prof. Junzhi Wang from Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, together with his colleagues, detected both SiO and CH3OH mega-masers near the center of Serfert 2 galaxy NGC 1068

    11 12, 2014
  • Professor James M. Stone’s visit to Shanghai

    Invited by the Research Center for Galaxy and Cosmology of Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), Prof. James M. Stone from Princeton University visited SHAO during Sept. 23 – 27 and gave a colloquium talk in the Lecture Hall.

    10 09, 2014
  • The Nearest High Velocity Stars Revealed by LAMOST Data Release 1

    Chinese astronomers have reported the discovery of 28 candidate high-velocity stars, stars that whizz around so fast that they may escape from the Milky Way galaxy. The superfast moving stars are found at distances of up to one third ofthe distance to the center of our Milky Way, with speeds in excess of 300km/s.This sample is the ...

    07 15, 2014
  • The 3rd International Gravity Field Service General Assembly (IGFS2014)

    The 3rd International Gravity Field Service General Assembly (IGFS2014) was held in Shanghai, June 30th - July 6th, 2014, at the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), Chinese Academy of Sciences, which was devoted to methods for observing, estimating and interpreting the Earth gravity field as well as its applications. The As...

    07 08, 2014
  • The 8th IVS General Meeting Held in Shanghai

    The eighth General Meeting of the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS) was held March 2-7, 2014 in Shanghai, China. The keynote of the eighth General Meeting is the establishment of the VGOS (VLBI Global Observing System) network under the theme "VGOS: The New VLBI Network". 156 participants were invited to a...

    04 09, 2014
  • International Forum Successfully Held for Space-VLBI

    2013 September 16th-18th, Space Very Long Baseline Interformetry Forum was successfully held in Beijing. This academic forum is organized by International Space Science Institute-Beijing (ISSI-BJ), National Space Science Center (NSSC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) of the CAS...

    09 29, 2013
  • International Symposium on Planetary Sciences (IAPS2013)

    The International Symposium on Planetary Sciences (IAPS2013) was held at the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, July 1-4, 2013, Shanghai, China, which brings together international scientists to present and discuss the latest results on exploration and science of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Mars, Satu...

    07 09, 2013
  • Shanghai 25meter radio telescope enjoy the 10Gbps internet express way

    12 April 2013 - The Shanghai 25-meter radio telescope was one of the first users of a newly upgraded network link between Beijing and London last week. The telescope participated in a real-time, electronic Very Long Baseline Interferometry (e-VLBI) observation by the European VLBI Network (EVN), of which the Shanghai Astronomical O...

    04 13, 2013
  • Prof. Willem A. Baan awarded “Visiting Professor of the CAS”

    Prof. Willem A. Baan was awarded the Visiting Professor of the CAS and works in Shanghai Astronomical Observatory since 2013 February. Prof. Baan is a distinguished expert in astronomical masers and ultra-luminous galaxies. As the first-author and co?author, he has more than 180 scientific articles in refereed ...

    03 28, 2013
  • Shanghai 65-Meter Radio Telescope Sees the First Light

    After three years’ construction, the Shanghai 65-Meter Radio Telescope is close to its completion. In the second half of October, 2012, the mechanical structure, electrical system, network, control software of the telescope have been tested and they run smoothly. The test experiment was successfully carried out in the afternoon of...

    10 27, 2012
  • Intriguing Vertical X-shaped Structure Confirmed in the Milky Way Bulge

    Chinese astronomers have made important progress in the study of the Milky Way structures. Using a simple bulge model, astronomers in Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) confirmed and explained the existence of an intriguing X-shaped structure in the Milky Way bulge. This research was led by Dr. Zhao-Yu Li under the supervisio...

    10 06, 2012
  • International Symposium on Space Geodesy and Earth System (SGES2012)

    Mass redistribution and transport in the Earth system, including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, cryosphere and the interior of the solid Earth affect the Earth's shape, gravity field and rotation (the three pillars of geodesy). Space geodetic techniques, including VLBI, SLR, DORIS, GNSS, InSAR, LiDAR, ICESat, satellite...

    09 10, 2012