Young Researchers from Thailand, Japan and South Korea galvanized in the hope to strengthen regional collaborations in Radio Astronomy during The 10th NARIT-KaVA Joint Science WG Meeting.

February 22-24, 2016

Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand

The beaming sunlight and excess of humidity in the seaside province of Krabi down the south of Thailand didn’t bother much of anticipation. 37 young researchers from three Asian countries gathered enthusiastically in the Thailand-Korea-Japan VLBI workshop which took place earlier in February. Named The 10th NARIT-KaVA Joint Science WG Meeting, aimed to create visibility on radio astronomy researches and technical trainings in the region.


Researchers were given a chance to propose and present their conducted researches in the fields respectively through oral and printed presentations, workshops, as well as active discussions. Following the intention to establish a Thai National Radio Observatory (TNRO), with supports and contributions from our partners, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the platform was given to discuss on the matter amongst various researchers from ICRAR, Kagoshima University, Khon Kaen University, Yamaguchi University and Seoul National University, in order to put forth such project in the mere future.