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Construction activity on Cerro Pachón continues to expand, with approximately 40 people working on the summit each day last week. That will increase this week, with the restart of the team installing critical telescope utilities. The contracted team for the dome is now about 20 people who are focused on getting the dome enclosed before the TMA team arrives in January. The dome cladding is going up fast! Photos are available in the...

Cerro Pachón Camera 1

This camera is on the Cerro Pachón summit, looking north toward the Rubin Observatory construction site. The summit facilities building will be built into the leveled summit shown in the center of the frame; the Calypso calibration telescope will be located on the leveled “calibration hill”, located to the right in the picture." id="This camera is on the Cerro Pachón summit, looking north toward the Rubin Observatory construction site. The summit facilities building will be built into the leveled summit shown in the center of the frame; the Calypso calibration telescope will be located on the leveled “calibration hill”, located to the right in the picture.

Financial support for Rubin Observatory comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded Rubin Observatory Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).  The DOE-funded effort to build the Rubin Observatory LSST Camera (LSSTCam) is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science. NSF supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.
NSF and DOE will continue to support Rubin Observatory in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.   




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