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First national US observatory to be named after a woman!
January 6, 2020
LSST M1M3 leaves Tucson, bound for Chile
LSST Press Release, March 15, 2019
LSST Coating Chamber Arrives on Cerro Pachón
LSST Press Release, November 11, 2018
LSST Lays First Stone,
NSF Press Release 15-036, April 14, 2015
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope gets Top Ranking, "a Treasure Trove of Discovery"
LSSTC-09, August 13, 2010
Giant Furnace Opens to Reveal ‘Perfect’ LSST Mirror Blank ,
LSSTC-08, September 2, 2008
UA Mirror Lab to Cast Two Mirrors in One for the LSST,
LSSTC-07, March 17, 2008
LSSTC Receives $30M from Charles Simonyi and Bill Gates,
LSSTC-06 January 3, 2008
Google Joins Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Project,
LSSTC-05 January 5, 2007
Site in Northern Chile Selected for Large Synoptic Survey Telescope,
LSSTC-04 May 17, 2006
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) receives $14.2 million National Science Foundation Design and Development Award,
LSSTC-03 August 22, 2005
Steward Observatory Mirror Lab Awarded Contract,
LSSTC-02 January 11, 2005
PRESS RELEASE LSSTC -01 New Corporation Organized to Develop Ambitious Survey Telescope.
April 24 2003


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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