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Vera C. Rubin Observatory

Named after American astronomer Vera C. Rubin and nearing completion in Chile, Rubin Observatory will soon begin an ambitious 10-year survey of the southern sky

About Rubin Observatory

With an 8.4-meter mirror and the largest camera ever built for astronomy and astrophysics, Vera C. Rubin Observatory will capture the cosmos in exquisite detail and help answer some of our biggest questions about the Universe.

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Scientific Event

Rubin Community Workshop 2024

July 22, 2024 - July 26, 2024
We invite members of the Rubin science community to join Rubin staff at the 2024 Rubin Community Workshop for a busy week of networking and sharing information. The meeting will be July 22-26 at SLAC in Menlo Park, CA, with all sessions available for virtual participation.
An artist’s impression of streams of stars around a galaxy. The galaxy occupies most of the image as a fuzzy blue-white oval with spiral features extending out clockwise. The light clouds are interspersed with small dark brown splotches in the same spiral pattern around the center, representing dust clouds. The galaxy’s center is a bright yellow glow. Overlaid on top of and surrounding the galaxy are several criss-crossing, faint tendrils of stars that represent satellite dwarf galaxies and star clusters that have been stretched out into long thin lines. The tendrils have various lengths and widths, though all are arcs rather than complete circles. The background is black.
Press Release

Rubin Observatory will Reveal Dark Matter’s Ghostly Disruptions of Stellar Streams

April 15, 2024

Science goals

Discover the key science areas where Rubin Observatory will advance astronomy and astrophysics.

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Rubin Observatory is a feat of engineering, from its one-of-a-kind combined primary/tertiary mirror to the car-sized LSST Camera. Explore the technological innovations making Rubin science possible.

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