The Cosmic Wheel and the Legacy of the AKARI archive:
from galaxies and stars to planets and life

Ito International Research Center Conference, The University of Tokyo

to be held from October 17 - 20, 2017
Ito Hall, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Registration open!

[ 2nd Announcement ]

What's New

  • We would like your input on the excursion, which is planned on Oct. 21. Please fill out the questionnaire on the excursion page (July 19).
  • Banquet information updated. We now have the venue! (July 11)

About The Conference


From its launch in 2006, until 2011, AKARI made all-sky surveys in six bands from 9-160 microns together with nearly 20,000 pointed observations, which provide near- to far-infrared imaging and spectroscopic data of great significance across astronomy, from planetary systems to distant galaxies.

The aim of this conference is twofold; first to highlight the most important AKARI contributions to our understanding of astronomical processes; and second to expose the astronomical community to the potential of the AKARI legacy, so that the AKARI archive can be fully exploited in the following decades.

Now all the AKARI observations, both the all-sky surveys and the pointed observations, have been reprocessed, producing high-quality final data-products, most of which have been made public at [], AKARI data can be directly combined with observations from other world-class facilities, as well as aiding future observations with upcoming missions and telescopes.

Main Topics

  • AKARI legacy archive and current and future missions/facilities
  • Recent science results and future applications
    • Solar system and planetary formation
    • Interstellar Medium
    • Star-formation
    • Stellar evolution
    • Galaxy evolution

Important Dates

Registration opens: Open now!
Deadline for abstracts: June 30 (closed for oral presentation*)
Deadline for travel support: June 30 (closed)
Financial support request: June 30, 2017 (closed)
Selection of contributed talks:End of July
Selection of travel support: End of July
Announcement of the program: Early August
Registration deadline: September 19
Conference: October 17-20

* We will accept abstract for poster presentation until September 19.