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The First Results from the KaVA Large Program for Star-formation Studi…

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Summary : An international collaboration via Very long Baseline Interferometer (VLBI) network KaVA (KVN and VERA Array) report the first observat...

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The TNT 2.4 meter telescope under the race of GW sources

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The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) participated in the third observational campaign of the LIGO and Virgo gravitational ...

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The Signing Ceremony for Memorandum of Understanding on collaboration …

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National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) (Public Organization), Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MH...

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“Women in Astronomy” – Special Program with US Mission in Thailand fea…

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27 March 2021 On March 27th, 2021, NARIT hosted the annual “NARIT AstroFest 2021” at Princess Sirindhorn AstroPark in Chiang Mai. Together with the N...

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US Consulate General Chiang Mai – NARIT Soccer Friendly Match 2021

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19 March 2021 For the very first time on March 19th, 2021, a soccer friendly match kicked off between Team US Consulate General Chiang Mai and Team N...

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Ambassador of Spain

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15 February 2021 H.E. Emilio de Miguel Calabia – Ambassador of Spain to Thailand called on H.E Prof. Dr. Anek Laothamatas, Minister of Higher Educati...

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Chargé d'affaires of the People’s Republic of China

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1 February 2021 Chargé d'affaires of the People’s Republic of China Embassy in Thailand, Mr. Yang Xin paid a courtesy call on H.E Prof. Dr. Anek...

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Ambassador of India

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1 February 2021 Ambassador of India, Suchitra Durai called on H.E Prof. Dr. Anek Laothamatas, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Inn...

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SEA-ROAD Agreement extended virtually for another 6 years.

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December 8th, 2020 The virtual Agreement on Southeast Asian Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (SEA-ROAD) was signed for another 6 year of ...

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Exciting Events are Coming Your Way in Collaborations with US Embassy …

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16 November 2020 On November 16, 2020, Dr. Saran Poshyachinda – NARIT Executive Director welcomed a team of staff from the U.S. Embassy Bangkok and U...

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Thai - U.S. Astronomical Collaborations strengthened through U.S Consu…

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16 November 2020 The 2020 Observing Season officially commenced on November 16, 2020 at Thai National Observatory (TNO), Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai. ...

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Thai National Observatory (TNO)

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        The Thai National Observatory is the main facility of the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand, located at Km. 44 on Doi Inthanon (the highest  mountain in Thailand), Chiang Mai, Thailand, which is also renowned for the superb climate and tourist attraction. At 2,457 meters above the mean sea level, the observatory has superb seeing conditions suitable for advanced research in Astronomy and Astrophysics. TNO is set to become one of Asia's most advanced facilities in optical astronomy.

        The Observatory houses a 2.4-meter reflecting telescope with an alt-azimuth drive system and a Ritchey-Chretien optical system.. The drive system has been synchronized with automatic control of the dome structure. The telescope is manufactured at EOST in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The 2.4 m diameter primary mirror has been fabricated and undergone fine polishing at LZOS facility in Russia. The observatory will therefore play a significant role in supporting cutting edge research and international collaboration.

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Optical Telescopes and Detectors Available

1. A 2.4?meter Ritchey-Chretien alt-alzimuth drive reflectingTelescope 

2. A 0.5-meter Schmidt-Cassegrain Robotic Telescope 

3. A 2kx2k CCD Photometer with BVRI filter system 

4. A research-grade 4kx4k CCD Photometer with BVRI filter system

5. A high Resolution Echelle Spectrograph (expected to be available in late 2014)

Observing Facilities

TNO (Thai National Observatory)

 (Chalermprakhiat Astronomical Observatory Commemorating King Bhumibhol's 7th Birthday Anniversary)

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TST (Thai Southern Hemisphere Telescope)

In collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Regional Observatories for the Public

In addition to the main National Observatory at Doi Inthanon, NARIT has been committed to establish 5 more regional observatories scattered through the five geographical zones of the country.

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