How to get involved

Rubin Observatory encourages you to participate in scientific discovery of the cosmos with one of the largest public datasets in the world! Get involved as a scientist or as an institution. 

  • The recruitment of member institutes interested in helping science preparations is led by the LSST Corporation: contact LSSTC for more information.
  • Join a Science Collaboration:  as a science collaboration member you will have a direct line of communication with the Rubin Observatory Project, representation in the LSSTC Executive Board, and gain access to collaborations' proprietary data products and software. 
  • Join the Scientists Mailing List: our mailing lists provide important information and announcements including project status and meetings. 
  • The forum is publicly available for scientific and technical discussion and community-based software support
  • Be informed by subscribing to our Project Digest
  • Contact us using the contact form


As you engage with Rubin Observatory please be aware of our Codes of Conduct.

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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