EAST ASIAN OBSERVATORY

aka EAO/JCMT   |   Hilo, HI   |  www.eaobservatory.org

Mission

The EAO is formed by EACOA (East Asian Core Observatories Assoc) for the purpose of pursuing joint projects in astronomy within the East Asian region. In the era of very large scale astronomical instruments, East Asia will be competitive internationally by combining their funding resources, their technical expertise, and their manpower. The intention of EAO is to build and operate facilities, which will enhance and leverage existing and planned regional facilities. The EAO is chartered as a non-profit Hawaii corporation. Its first task is to assume the operation of the James Clerk Maxwell Submillimetre Telescope (JCMT) on the summit of Maunakea, Hawai`i. Pursuant to an agreement with the University of Hawaii, the EAO also provides engineering and IT support to the UKIRT Observatory.

Ruling year info

2015

Director General

Dr. Paul T P Ho

Main address

660 N. A'ohōkū Pl

Hilo, HI 96720 USA

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EIN

47-1952212

NTEE code info

Astronomy (includes Observatories) (U31)

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James Clerk Maxwell Telescope

With a diameter of 15m the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) is the largest astronomical telescope in the world designed specifically to operate in the submillimetre wavelength region of the spectrum. The JCMT is used to study our Solar System, interstellar and circumstellar dust and gas, and distant galaxies. It is situated at approximately 19°49’22.2″N 155°28’37.0″W close to the summit of Maunakea, Hawaii, at an altitude of 4092m.

Population(s) Served
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Adults

JINGLE is a new JCMT Large Program designed to systematically study the cold ISM of galaxies in the local Universe. Over the next three years and with 780 hours of observing, JINGLE will provide integrated 850μm continuum measurements with SCUBA-2 for a representative sample of 190 Herschel-selected galaxies, as well as integrated CO(2-1) line fluxes with RxA for a subset of 75 of these galaxies.

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EAST ASIAN OBSERVATORY

Board of directors
as of 03/27/2022
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Board chair

Masahiko Hayashi

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

You-Hua Chu

Academica Sinica Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics

Hyung Mok Lee

Korea Astronomy & Space Science Institute

Jun Yan

National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Winny Hsieh

Academica Sinica Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics

Xue Suijian

National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Masahiko Hayashi

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No