Here we announce the status of the Subaru Telescope, as of May 19, 2018, after the M 6.9 earthquake and its aftershocks occurred in the afternoon on May 4, 2018.
- The damaged part of the enclosure was treated successfully.
- No serious problem on the telescope, enclosure, and observing instruments was found during the careful investigation.
- Subaru Telescope resumed the open use observations on May 18, 2018.
- The summit facility tour program will resume on May 23, 2018.
Dr. Michitoshi Yoshida
Director, Subaru Telescope