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What’s happening with Rubin Observatory?

Rubin Digest: for biweekly updates, see the News category in the Community Forum for links to the Digest.

LSST Corporation: see the LSSTC's News & Activities, including funding and fellowship announcements.

Community Events: find Science Announcements in the Rubin Community Forum (and use it to advertise your event).

For a curated list of recent news, scroll to the bottom of this page.


Fri Jun 14 2024: deadline to register for the Rubin Data Academy

Fri Jun 21 2024: registration deadline for the Rubin Community Workshop 2024 (if the 250 limit is not reached earlier)

For open employment positions and their application deadlines, see lsst.org/hiring.


This is a list of upcoming events of interest to the Rubin community. See also the News and Science Announcements categories in the Rubin Community Forum to stay informed of events.

2024 June 16-21 - SPIE Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation Meeting, Yokohama, Japan

2024 June 17-21 - Rubin Data Academy (virtual)

2024 Jun 27 -  Rubin Science Assembly (virtual tutorial): Near Earth Objects Notebook

2024 July 11 - Rubin Science Assembly (virtual tutorial): Asteroid Taxonomy with DP0.3 (Valerio Carruba)

July 8-12 - DESC Collaboration Meeting, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

2024 July 22-25 - Catching Supermassive Black Holes with Rubin-LSST, Turin, Italy

July 22-26 - Rubin Community Workshop (formerly PCW),  SLAC Menlo Park, CA 

2024 September 16-20 - LSST@Europe6, La Palma, Spain

2024 November 10-14 - Astronomical Data Analysis Software & Systems (ADASS), Malta

Recent talks with the Project Science team

The Rubin Observatory Project Science team (PST) hosts monthly talks with the LSST Science Collaborations on a wide variety of topics. These deep dives into a particular subject often provide the most up-to-date details.

Click the thumbnail image below to go to the YouTube channel where recordings are posted, or find the full original talks here and slides here.

Curated News and Announcements for Scientists

2024 -- The first reflective coating was applied to the 8.4-meter primary/tertiary mirror.

2024 -- SLAC completes construction of the LSST Science Camera.

2023 -- Data Preview 0. In June 2023, the simulated DP0.3 data set was released, which includes Solar System catalogs.

2023 -- Survey Strategy. The Survey Cadence Optimization Committee (SCOC) has released their Phase 2 Recommendations. See PSTN-055.

2023 -- Early Science. The plans for releasing Data Previews based on commissioning data; for doing Prompt processing in Year 1; and for the first Data Release are announced in RTN-011.

2022 -- Data Preview 0. In June 2022, the simulated DP0.2 data set was released, which includes the results of difference-image analysis to enable time-domain science.

2022 -- Users Committee. The first 12 members of the Rubin Users Committee have been identified and are available to be contacted by all users.

2021 -- LSST Science Collaborations. The first version of the Rubin Observatory Science Collaboration Federation Charter was released.

2021 -- Alert Brokers. Seven brokers will receive direct access to the full stream, and two will operate downstream of the selected brokers.

2021 -- Data Policy. Rubin Observatory Operations announces the release of an updated version of the Rubin Observatory Data Policy, RDO-013.

2020 -- LEO Satellites. The project has further investigated the effect of satellite constellations on Rubin Observatory observing, findings are summarized in Document-33805.

2019 -- LSST Overview Paper. The updated overview paper, “LSST: From Science Drivers to Reference Design and Anticipated Data Products” was published in the March 11, 2019 issue of The Astrophysical Journal.


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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