World’s highest observatory explores the universe The TAO telescope in Chile aims to reveal origins of planets, galaxies and more – Yuzuru Yoshii, Takashi Miyata, Masahiro Konish, Riko Senoo

The University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory (TAO) Project is to construct the 6.5m optical-infrared telescope at summit of Cerro Chajnantor, an altitude of 5,640 m (18,500 ft) in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. As the construction work at the telescope site progresses, and the summit facilities including the enclosure have been completed, a commemorative ceremony was held on April 30, 2024 in Santiago, the capital of the Republic of Chile, to celebrate the completion of the TAO telescope site and to pray for safety and success in the operation of the TAO telescope.


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Institute of Astronomy The University of Tokyo