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Vera C. Rubin Observatory Open House

Tuesday, November 23, 2021


Meeting Room 251B


Tuesday, January 11, 2022 | 6:00 PM MT - 7:30 PM MT


Construction of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory is steadily approaching completion. The Project has now entered the integration phase of major components of the telescope, camera, various systems and the science planning effort is ramping up. This Open House will focus on areas in which community interaction is most needed, such as: the Rubin observing strategy, preparing for commissioning activities, and planned educational and public outreach activities. We will highlight the construction progress, and ongoing initiatives by the Science Collaborations and the LSST Corporation to prepare for science investigations with Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time. The Operations team will update the community on data previews, how data will be distributed during commissioning, and the status of international partnerships.


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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