The 8.2m optical-infrared Subaru Telescope is located near the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawai'i, in the state of Hawaii. Subaru was fully scheduled for astronomy in December 2000.
The telescope is operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), part of the National Institutes of Natural Sciences. The NAOJ Hawaii Observatory was officially established in April 1997, following the completion of its base facility building in Hilo, Hawaii. Most of the support work for the telescope is conducted in Hilo by a staff of over 120 people. The Hilo Base Facility houses several research laboratories, a library, and extensive computing facilities including a supercomputer.
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National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
650 North A'ohoku Place
Hilo, HI 96720, U.S.A.