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Paper: On Astronomy Cooperation between, and New facilities from Indonesia and Japa
Volume: 289, The Proceedings of the IAU 8th Asian-Pacific Regional Meeting, Volume I
Page: 45
Authors: Malasan, H. L.
Abstract: The long-lasting activities in astronomy and astrophysics in Japan and Indonesia have provided the basis of cooperation in astronomy, which started in 1978. In the course of the cooperation, several instruments have been set up, especially at Bosscha Observatory in Lembang, Indonesia. The endeavour culminated in the erection of a new 45-cm Cassegrain reflector equipped with modern instruments for photometry and spectroscopy in 1989. A new impetus has been received from the cooperation with public observatories in Japan. Several new modern instruments were donated and installed in Indonesia in the period of 2000--2001, leading to new methods of astrophysical observation. In this context, networking of small observatories provides a better basis in pursuing modern scientific researches. This talk will review the activities in the past cooperation in astronomy between the two countries, and discuss new aspects of future collaboration.
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