Hinode Science Center at NAOJ
The Hinode satellite project is the first solar satellite project in Japan that promotes the open use based on the systematical role sharing between the major Japanese institutes of solar physics. To maximize the scientific output from the Hinode project, Hinode Science Center (HSC) established in the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) has promoted the scientific use of Hinode’s observation data, in cooperation with most of the Japanese institutes of solar physics. In this article, I describe our activities from before the organization of HSC to the present and outline the issues for the future.
KeywordsSolar data Science center Data analysis environment
The author deeply thanks all persons who have collaborated with the Hinode Science Center. Especially, the author thanks to Mr. Hideaki Tonooka who is a former staff member of HSC (currently on the staff of C-SODA/JAXA). He took all responsibility for constructing and operating the computer system of HSC. Without his contribution, we could not analyze Hinode data at HSC.
This work is carried out at the NAOJ Hinode Science Center, which is supported by the Grant-in-Aid for Creative Scientific Research Basic Study of Space Weather Prediction from MEXT, Japan (Head investigator: K. Shibata), generous donations from Sun Microsystems, and NAOJ internal funding.
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