Comm. J (Radio Astronomy) Activity Report


Inoue, M., Kasuga, T.

March-June 2002



1. Meetings and Conferences

A. Domestic Meetings

1) Special Session on ALMA during Annual Meeting of Astronomical Society, eFormation and Evolution of Active Galactic Nuclei,f Ibaraki Univ., March 28, 2002, co-hosted by Astronomical Soc., National Comm. of Astronomy, Comm. J of National Comm. of Radio Science


2) Symposium on Future Projects in Astronomy, NAOJ, Mitaka, June 4-5, 2002


B. International Meetings

1) Global VLBI Array in the New Era of High-Speed Networks, MIT Haystack Observatory, Westford, MA, USA, April 8-9, 2002, (


2) Formation and Evolution of Molecular Clouds: Recent Results from Single-Dish Millimeter and Submillimeter Astronomy and Prospects, SRAO, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, May 23-25, 2002


3) GPS/CSS Workshop, Kerastari, Tripolis, Greece, May 29-31, 2002 (


4) Summer School in Spectrum Management for Radio Astronomy, NRAO, Green Bank, USA, June 9-14, 2002 (


5) Magnetohydrodynamics, Radiation Diagnostics, and Chemistry of Star Formation, Taroko Gorge, Taiwan, June 12-17, 2002 (


6) OECD Global Science Forum / Task Force on Radio Astronomy and the Radio Spectrum, March 11-12, 2002


2. Future Meetings and Conferences

A. Domestic Meetings

1) NRO Users Meeting, Nobeyama, Nagano, July 17-19, 2002


B. International Meetings

1) IAU Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting, Tokyo, July 2-5 (


2) SKA Conference, Groningen, Netherland, August 13-15, 2002 (

3. Others

A. Appeal against Power Line Communication (PLC) System

National Comm. of Astronomy discussed the problem on PLC system, which is planned to introduce in Japan, and approved an appeal against the introduction of the PLC system.  Sub-committee on Frequency Managements provided summary of possible RFI.  The Committee calls attention to other Committees to collaborate, in particular to our Committee.


B. gControlled Emission Zoneh discussed in OECD/GSF/TF

The deployment of new low Earth orbiting telecommunication satellites could have a major adverse impact on the future of radio astronomy.  In 1999, the Forum recommended the establishment of an informal Task Force to explore the issues and options associated with radio frequency spectrum issues in radio astronomy.  The Task Force would like to establish a committee of technical experts from the industrial and scientific communities, under the aegis of URSI.