Since the late 1970s, only three types of molecules have been found to form megamasers: water, hydroxyl and formaldehyde. In a recent work, Prof.
Junzhi Wang from Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, together with his colleagues, detected both SiO and CH3OH mega-masers near the center of Se...
On Sept. 19-20, Prof. Luis Ho, Director of the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University (PKU) visited Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) and gave a colloquium talk in the Lecture Hall on Sep. 19 at 3:00 pm.
SHAO was formally established in 1962 following the amalgamation of the former Xujiahui (originally spelt Zi-Ka-Wei) and Sheshan observatories, which were founded by the French Mission Catholique in 1872 and 1900 respectively.