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Big Data in the Night Sky

December 1, 2022 | Nancy Joseph | UW News

In conversation with James Davenport and 2022 DiRAC Research Prize recipients read more about Vera C. Rubin Observatory and important role of the scientists at the UW’s DiRAC Institute.

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Space, our final dumping ground. Can we clean it up?

October 24, 2022 | KUOW

Last week, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced a new bill calling for the removal of “space junk.” The Orbital Sustainability Act, or the ORBITS Act, aims to promote the development of technology and methods to clean up rocket and satellite debris orbiting Earth.

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LSSTC Catalyst Postdoctoral Fellowship

October 4, 2022 | DiRAC NEWS

Applications are open for the LSSTC Catalyst Postdoctoral Fellowship. UW is one of the eligible host institutions for this exciting program. The “Ideas Lab” virtual info session will be held Oct 6th. Register here.

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The time-lapse telescope that will transform our view of the universe

September 2, 2022 | New Scientist

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory will scan the whole southern sky every three nights. From short-lived supernovae to alien megastructures, here are some of the fleeting cosmic phenomena it could capture

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