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LSST Camera Arrives at Rubin Observatory in Chile, Paving the Way for Cosmic Exploration

May 22, 2024 | Rubin Observatory News

The largest camera ever built for astrophysics has completed the long journey from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California to the summit of Cerro Pachón in Chile, where it will soon help unlock the Universe’s mysteries

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“Starman” Fraser Wins Teaching Award

May 21, 2024 | UW News

Congratulations to Oliver Fraser, an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Astronomy Department, for receiving the Honors Excellence in Teaching Award (HETA)!

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Algorithms pioneered at DiRAC help Asteroid Institute and Google Identify 27,500 New Asteroids

April 30, 2024 | DiRAC News

The Solar System group at the DiRAC Institute at the University of Washington has dedicated efforts to advancing asteroid and comet discovery algorithms for large datasets and next generation surveys. Our enduring partnership with the Asteroid Institute has yielded significant progress, resulting in the development of a novel algorithm known as Tracklet-less Heliocentric Orbit Recovery […]

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Husky Giving Day 2024: Support astronomy students today!

March 25, 2024 |

Your contribution on Husky Giving Day (HGD) is a catalyst for a student-centered initiative led by DiRAC and the Department of Astronomy!  Make a gift today! Join us in our mission to achieve 20 gifts before April 4th and unlock a $10,000 challenge. Every contribution, regardless of the amount, brings us closer to our goal. […]

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