Announcing the 2024 Summer Research Prize Winners

June 10, 2024 | James Davenport, DiRAC

I am so excited to announce our 2024 cohort of Summer Research Prize winners, whose work spans a wide range of astrophysics!

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Huge Survey vs. Tiny Space Junk

June 3, 2024 | AAS Nova

As construction continues on the Vera Rubin Observatory, the skies above its mountaintop home grow more and more crowded following every rocket launch. Astronomers, conscious of the plans for mega-constellations of new satellites in the next few years, are rightfully worried: will these satellites and the tiny bits of debris that come with every deployment […]

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Lucy in the Sky with Debris

May 31, 2024 |

Earlier this year, DiRAC Fellows Meredith Rawls, Dino Bektešević, and Colin Orion Chandler contributed interviews and satellite-streaked telescope images to an interdisciplinary research and visual art project on the visibility of orbital debris by artist Isabella Ong and curator Seet Yun Teng. The project included an exhibition during April 2024 in Singapore. Isabella originally reached […]

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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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