A Stellar Evening at the UW Planetarium

June 18, 2024 | Nikolina Horvat

Last Wednesday, on June 12, 2024, the UW planetarium became the epicenter of excitement and discovery, DiRAC hosted an event that left attendees starry-eyed and inspired. The evening was filled with captivating presentations about current and anticipated discoveries with the Vera C. Rubin Observatory which is currently in the last phase of the construction in […]

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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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Stars and satellites as seen by the Dark Energy Camera