• Chang’E-1 Orbiter Is Blazing a New Trail in China’s Planetary Exploration

    A huge amount of scientific data has been accumulated by the Chinese CE-1 lunar orbiter. In response to worldwide attention to the Chang’E-1 lunar mission, a series of technical papers authored by Chinese scientists are published in the new special Vol.39 Issue 10 of “Science in China Series G: Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy” on...

    11 13, 2009
  • Science review article highlighted Shanghai astronomical observatory's research on testing general relativity

    The newest science issue (Science, Nov. 6, 2009) published a review article on testing general relativity in the cosmos (Ferreira & Starkman, Einstein's theory of gravity and the problem of missing mass). This review article highlighted related research of professor Pengjie Zhang at Shanghai astronomical observatory.

    11 12, 2009
  • Galactic center workshop 2009 was held in Shanghai

    The Galactic center workshop 2009---The Galactic Center: A window to the Nuclear Environment of Disc Galaxies---was held in Hope Hotel of Shanghai, from Oct. 19-23. The conference was co-chaired by Prof. Feng Yuan of our institute and Prof. Daniel Wang from University of Massachusetts (US) and Prof. Mark Morris in The University of...

    10 28, 2009
  • “Einstein Professor” Jeremiah Ostrike visit Shanghai Astronomical Observatory

    Professor Jeremiah Ostriker from Princeton University visited Shanghai Astronomical Observatory from September 4th to 10th. He was awarded the Einstein Professorship of Chinese Academy of Sciences in the year 2009 and his visit was supported by this program. He gave a lecture entitled “AGN feedback --- the effects of massive black...

    09 15, 2009
  • SHAO have completed a good compaign of scientific popularization

    The solar eclipse of 22 July 2009 was the longest total solar eclipse during the 21st century. It lasted a maximum of 6 minutes and 39 seconds off the coast of Southeast Asia, causing tourist interest in eastern China, Japan, India and Nepal.   Although it was cloudy and rainy at that very day in Shanghai and most of peoples fel...

    08 10, 2009
  • The international meeting on New Technologies for Probing the Diversity held

    The international meeting on《New Technologies for Probing the Diversity of Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanets》was successfully held in Jianguo Hotel, Shanghai from July 20th to July 24th. This is the first big international meeting on exoplanet science which was held in China

    08 03, 2009
  • The 4th international meeting on hot subdwarf stars held in Shanghai

    The 4th international meeting on hot subdwarf stars was held from July 20th to 24th in Shanghai. Hot subdwarf stars are important objects in the study of stellar evolution, binary evolution, Galactic structure, the UV-upturn phenomenon in elliptical galaxies, asteroseismology, model stellar atmospheres, and so on. Thus it has been ...

    07 30, 2009
  • Shanghai Radio Telescope participated in "100 Hours of Astronomy" with live webcast and e-VLBI observations

    [5 April 2009, Shanghai, China] - The Shanghai Radio Telescope of the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) showcased the VLBI astronomical technique in the "100 Hours of Astronomy" with a live webcast on Saturday 4 April and e-VLBI observations on Friday 3 April and Sunday 5 April. “The 100 Hours of Astronomy” is a cornerston...

    04 08, 2009
  • The Shanghai Radio Telescope participates in marathon observation

    SHANGHAI, P.R. China (14 February 2009) - 17 Radio telescopes in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America successfully conducted a nearly continuous 33-hour e-VLBI observation of three quasars (J0204+1514, 0234+285 and 3C395) 15-16 January 2009. The virtual radio interferometer tracked the extra-galactic objects as ...

    02 16, 2009
  • 7th International e-VLBI Workshop at Shanghai Astronomical Observatory

    The 7th International e-VLBI Workshop was held in Shanghai, China, on 16-17 June 2008 ( It was organized by the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and generously sponsored by Express Production Real-time e-VLBI Service (EXPReS), CAS and the National Natural Sc...

    09 18, 2008
  • Perseus Spiral Arm of the Milky Way much closer than thought

    The Milky Way appears to be made up of four main arms that curve around its centre like a pinwheel. "However, our view from the interior makes it difficult to determine its spiral structure," writes a team led by Ye Xu of the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (ShAO) in China, in Science.

    09 07, 2008
  • Astronomers Get Closest Look Yet At Milky Way's Mysterious Core

    Astronomers have gotten their deepest glimpse into the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy, peering closer to the supermassive black hole at the Galaxy's core then ever before. Using the National Science Foundation's continent-wide Very Long Baseline Arr

    09 05, 2008