Željko Ivezić appointed Director of Rubin Observatory Construction

January 4, 2022 | Rubin Observatory

On January 3, 2022, Željko Ivezić assumed the role of Director of Rubin Observatory Construction, appointed by Matt Mountain, AURA President. Professor Ivezić has been involved with Rubin Observatory/LSST since its inception in the early 2000s, serving for many years as Project Scientist and head of the Project Science Team.

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Telescope Mount Assembly (TMA) Awakens

September 23, 2021 | Rubin Observatory

Great success for Rubin Observatory! On the summit, the Telescope Mount Assembly (TMA) began moving manually in azimuth and elevation on a thin film of oil in early September—for the first time since factory testing in Spain. You can see a video of this achievement on the Rubin Observatory YouTube channel.

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Asteroids in the inner solar system

July 1, 2021 | Physics Today

Observations and computer simulations of their orbits and interactions with planets yield insights into the asteroids’ dynamic lives. Sarah Greenstreet is a senior researcher with the B612 Asteroid Institute in Mill Valley, California, and a research scientist with the Dirac Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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