XRT Operations --- Duty Roster




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Start Date (Friday) End Date (Friday) XRTCO XRTDV Events & Comments
FY 2019      
28-Sep-2018 5-Oct-2018 J-side
Matsumoto
J-side
Matsumoto
 
5-Oct-2018 12-Oct-2018 J-side
Shimojo
J-side
Shimojo
08-Oct Columbus Day (US)
08 Oct National Sports Day (J)
12-Oct-2018 19-Oct-2018 SAO
Testa
SAO
Testa
 
19-Oct-2018 26-Oct-2018 J-side
Ishikawa
J-side
Ishikawa
 
26-Oct-2018 2-Nov-2018 J-side
Masuda
J-side
Masuda
31-Oct Halloween (US)
2-Nov-2018 9-Nov-2018 MSU
Yoshimura
MSU
Zhu
4-Nov Daylight Savings time ends (US)
9-Nov-2018 16-Nov-2018 J-side
SED
J-side
Sakao
11 Nov Veterans Day (US)
SED takes the responibility of XRT-CO. (J)
16-Nov-2018 23-Nov-2018 J-side
Shimojo
J-side
Shimojo
22-Nov Thanksgiving (US)
23-Nov Labor Day (J)
  Focused Mode week
23-Nov-2018 30-Nov-2018 SAO
Moore
SAO
Moore
    Transition Week
30-Nov-2018 7-Dec-2018 SAO
Farid
MSU
Farid
    Focused Mode week, schedule TBD
7-Dec-2018 14-Dec-2018 SAO
Jibben
SAO
Jibben
10-14 Dec AGU Meeting
Normal mode Dec 11 - 17
14-Dec-2018 21-Dec-2018 MSU
Yoshimura
MSU
Zhu
Normal mode Dec 11 - 17
21-Dec-2018 28-Dec-2018 J-side
Kano
J-side
Kano
25 Dec Christmas
24 Dec Emperor's Birthday (J)
Holiday upload Dec 25
28-Dec-2018 4-Jan-2019 SAO
Reeves
SAO
Reeves
1 Jan New Years
1-3 Jan New Years Holiday (J)
Holiday upload Dec 29 
4-Jan-2019 11-Jan-2019     Normal mode Jan 8-14
11-Jan-2019 18-Jan-2019     14 Jan Coming of Age Day (J)
Normal mode Jan 8-14
18-Jan-2019 25-Jan-2019     21-Jan MLK Day (US)
25-Jan-2019 1-Feb-2019      
1-Feb-2019 8-Feb-2019     Normal mode resumes Feb 5
8-Feb-2019 15-Feb-2019     11 Feb National Foundation Day
15-Feb-2019 22-Feb-2019     18-Feb Presidents Day (US)
18-21 Feb JSPC Anuual meeting(J)
22-Feb-2019 1-Mar-2019 J-side
SED
J-side
SED takes the responibility of XRT-CO. (J)
1-Mar-2019 8-Mar-2019 J-side
SED
J-side
SED takes the responibility of XRT-CO. (J)
8-Mar-2019 15-Mar-2019     10-March Daylight Savings Time Starts (US)
14-17 Mar ASJ Spring Meeting (J)
15-Mar-2019 22-Mar-2019     14-17 Mar ASJ Spring Meeting (J)
22-Mar-2019 29-Mar-2019      
29-Mar-2019 5-Apr-2019      
5-Apr-2019 12-Apr-2019      
12-Apr-2019 19-Apr-2019      
19-Apr-2019 26-Apr-2019      
26-Apr-2019 3-May-2019     29-Apr - 5-May Golden Week (J)
3-May-2019 10-May-2019     29-Apr - 5-May Golden Week (J)
10-May-2019 17-May-2019      
17-May-2019 24-May-2019      
24-May-2019 31-May-2019     27-May Memorial Day (US)
31-May-2019 7-Jun-2019     3-Jun SAO REU program begins (TBC)
7-Jun-2019 14-Jun-2019      
14-Jun-2019 21-Jun-2019      
21-Jun-2019 28-Jun-2019      
28-Jun-2019 5-Jul-2019      
5-Jul-2019 12-Jul-2019      
12-Jul-2019 19-Jul-2019     15 Jul Marine Day(J)
19-Jul-2019 26-Jul-2019      
26-Jul-2019 2-Aug-2019      
2-Aug-2019 9-Aug-2019      
9-Aug-2019 16-Aug-2019     8 Aug SAO Solar REU program ends (TBC)    
OBON (J) 
16-Aug-2019 23-Aug-2019      
23-Aug-2019 30-Aug-2019      
30-Aug-2019 6-Sep-2019     2-Sep Labor Day (US)
2-6 Sep Hinode 13 (TBC)
6-Sep-2019 13-Sep-2019      
13-Sep-2019 20-Sep-2019      
20-Sep-2019 27-Sep-2019      
27-Sep-2019 4-Oct-2019      
         
         
        What is "Golden Week"?
        In the last week of April and 1st week May, there are four national holidays in Japan (29 Apr: SHOWA day [Former Emperor's Birthday], 3 May:Constitution Memorial Day, 4 May: Greenery Day, and 5 May: Children's Day). Most japanese take a vacation included the national holidays and Sat/Sunday. Hence, we call this week "Golden Week".
         
        What is "OBON"?
        This ‘OBON’, as well as being a religious event to commemorate the souls of ancestors, has the air of a national holiday, with many people traveling around the country and, for those not aware of Buddhist practices, the Obon around August 15th is just a summer vacation, though most people throughout the country maintain the tradition of visting family graves.
Though it depends on the company, most close for three to five days on and around August 15th, the middle of the Bon festival, taking this Bon festival holiday as their summer holidays.