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Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole— Chinese astronomers contrib...     [2019-04-10]
The Event Horizon Telescope ( EHT ) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole .Today , in coordinated press conferences across the globe , EHT researchers reveal that they have succee... more
SHAO Researchers Discovered a Month-long QPO in Gamma-ray of a Blazar     [2018-11-27]
Supposing a distant active black hole is vomiting towards you , what will you see ?Recently , a research group led by Prof . WANG Zhongxiang from Shanghai Astronomical Observatory discovered a month-long Quasi-Periodic Oscillation ( QPO ) from such a black hole .Since our viewing angle to the jet... more
Has Juno solved the mysterious origin of the Jupiter’s zonal winds?     [2018-09-06]
A research team led by Dr. KONG Dali from Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), Chinese Academy of Sciences found that multiple possibilities of zonal winds structure could exist using the Juno spacecraft’s measurements. They also present some weaknesses in the earlier influential paper publ... more
2018 MWA Project Meeting Held in SHAO     [2018-06-26]
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory ( SHAO ) held this year ’ s MWA Project Meeting from June 10 to June 13 , with supports from MWA Observatory Ministry of Science and Technology of the People ’ s Republic of China , SKA China Office .And Chinese Academy of Science . MWA Board Members , Director... more
The Milky Way’s star dust distribution precisely measured by SHAO astronomers     [2018-05-15]
Figure 1 : Image of the Sombrero Galaxy ( also known as M104 ) from Hubble space telescope ( upper ) .Recently , the structure of dust component in the Milky Way Galaxy has been accurately modeled revealing the most accurate scale of the Galactic dust distribution so far .News Contact : ZUO Wenwe... more
East Asia VLBI Radio Telescope Network to Start Scientific Commission     [2018-02-05]
East Asia Very Long Baseline Interferometry ( EA VLBI Network , EAVN ) , a network composed of 21 radio telescopes from China , Japan and South Korea , has been astronomically operational and will begin scientific commissioning soon .To learn more about the EAVN , please contact : AN Tao , Shangh... more
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