Nagayoshi Ohashi (Subaru Telescope, NAOJ)
The Subaru Telescope is a 8.2 m optical and infrared telescope, constructed and operated atop of Maunakea, Hawaii by National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ). Unique capabilities of the Subaru Telescope, wide field of view and high contrast imaging, have been allowing us to explore early Universe and its structures, and also exoplanets outside of our Solar system. Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) and NAOJ has been collaborating on the Subaru Telescope through the development of Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) and Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) in the last decade, and are planning to expand such a collaboration into “partnership” to jointly operate the Subaru Telescope through the framework of East Asian Observatory (EAO). In my presentation, I will review the past collaboration on the Subaru Telescope between Taiwan and Japan, and discuss a possible framework of the partnership.