プロジェクト変遷:つくば座|Project History: Tsukuba Constellation



Participants applying in groups

For Tsukuba Constellation, the project invited applications for participation from the public alongside the applications for the Moriya Constellation. A wide range of educational institutions entered, from junior high schools to a vocational school, reaffirming the value of this project for scientific education. Following on from the activities of Tanegashima Constellation at the Tanegashima Space Center, the project held a lecture at Tsukuba Space Center, then had its participants build corner reflectors in a workshop and set them up at locations of their choice (6 sites in the city on top of said center), to be imaged as the Tsukuba Constellation. These activities strengthened our partnership with JAXA, the principal space exploration organization in Japan. This was the first time that students from the University of Tsukuba participated in this project, and they would later support later activities in the Ibaraki Prefecture.



Constellations of the Earth:
The Tsukuba and Moriya Constellations

会期 2015年4月18日─5月23日
会場 アーカススタジオ(守谷市)
主催 アーカスプロジェクト実行委員会
共催 金沢美術工芸大学、宇宙航空研究開発機構(JAXA)
助成 JSPS科研費(課題番号25370171)、
公益財団法人 三谷研究開発支援財団
協賛 株式会社ジョイフル本田
協力 ネコビデオビジュアルソリューションズ(NVS)
後援 一般社団法人日本リモートセンシング学会
カタログ発行 アーカスプロジェクト実行委員会
カタログデザイン W.O.DESIGN
カタログイラスト ジェイソン・コフキ
写真 加藤甫

関連企画1 ワークショップ

関連企画2 レクチャー「春の星座と人工衛星だいちの観測会」

出品作品 つくば座、もりや座

展示資料 活動場所を記録したつくば市内地図、同守谷市内地図、

Dates April 18 – March 23, 2015
Venue ARCUS Studio (Moriya)
Organizer ARCUS Project Administration Committee
Co-organizers Kanazawa College of Art,
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Support JSPS KAKENHI (Grant Number JP25370171),
The Mitani Foundation for Research and Development
In association with Necovideo Visual Solutions (NVS),
The Remote Sensing Society of Japan
Catalog publication ARCUS Project Administration Committee
Catalog design W.O.DESIGN
Catalog illustration Jason Kofke
Photography Hajime Kato

Related event 1 Workshop “Make Your Own Constellation!”
(April 18), Hiroshi Suzuki

Related event 2 Lecture & Stargazing Event “Daichi and Spring
Constellations” (May 16), Masato Ohki, Tomohiro Sugaya
Presented works Tsukuba Constellation, Moriya Constellation

Exhibited materials
Maps of activity locations in Tsukuba and Moriya,
corner reflector (2 x 2 x 2 meters),
corner reflector (1 x 1 x 1 meter),
video documenting Tsukuba and Moriya Constellations activities,
presentation video of Daichi 2 (JAXA), model of Daichi 2 (JAXA),
banner introducing Daichi 2 (JAXA)

つくば座│Tsukuba Constellation

“Tsukuba Constellation” Hiroshi SUZUKI + Masato OHKI, 2015, Geoglyph image


Imaging day February 21st, 2015
Imaging time 11:36
Target Tsukuba City, Ibaraki / JAPAN
Satellite ALOS-2
Scene ID ALOS2040362892-150221

Reflection on the ground
Number of team 9
Number of reflection 7
Number of people 113
Satellite azimuth 99°

Subtraction processing
Imaging day January 22nd, 2011
Imaging time 10:08
Target Tsukuba City, Ibaraki / JAPAN
Satellite ALOS (PALSAR)
Scene ID ALPSRP266062890