12 October 2020
H.E. Georg Schmidt - Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of Thailand and Spouse - Mrs. Yuet Lin Fong visited Princess Sirindhorn AstroPark, NARIT Headquarters in Chiang Mai today (12 October 2020). Dr. Saran Poshyachinda - NARIT Executive Director and a team of NARIT executives and researchers welcomed the delegation to discuss the ongoing scientific collaborations between NARIT and its German counterparts. NARIT is currently constructing the 40-metre Radio Telescope at Huai Hong Khrai Royal Development Study Centre on the outskirts of Chiang Mai, under close cooperation with Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie and MT Mechatronics GmbH. The delegation was given a tour of High Performance Computing and Data Intensive Astronomy Advanced Laboratory (HPC), Advanced Optical Laboratory, NARIT Planetarium and Exhibition zone, Mirror Coating Chamber and NARIT's homegrown ventilator machine during the COVID-19 pandemic. The parties also discussed the possibilities of further cooperation and strengthening present ties.