: Wide Area Surveys of AKARI

AKARI, launched in February, carried out several wide area surveys including the all sky survey from mid to far infrared, North Ecliptic Pole Surveys, and South Ecliptic Pole Surveys. In conjunction with these surveys, ground based observations in optical, near infrared, and radio wavelengths are also performed. I will introduce the data characteristics of these surveys and illustrate how they can be used to study various astrophysical objects such as evolved stars, evolution of early type and late type galaxies.

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