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Making ‘real astronomy’ visible to the public

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The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan has been working to increase public familiarity with astronomy. Here we introduce our outreach activities, including the development of interactive tools that make NAOJ data visible to the public.

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Fig. 1: The number of visitors to NAOJ Mitaka headquarters from fiscal year 2000 to 2017.
Fig. 2: A snapshot from A Journey Through the Milky Way.
Fig. 3: Screenshots from the HSC viewer.

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Usuda-Sato, K., Tsuzuki, H. & Yamaoka, H. Making ‘real astronomy’ visible to the public. Nat Astron 2, 692–694 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-018-0567-0

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