Visit to the Rubin Observatory

In October 2023, our team, members of the DiRAC Advisory Board, and DiRAC’s longtime supporters visited the Rubin Observatory in Chile. It has been an amazing trip! An opportunity to ponder on the terrific achievements from building the structure in the harsh environment to the marvel of engineering. We are excited to look ahead and anticipate discoveries once the Rubin Observatory starts its observations in 2025.

Sign up for the upcoming series of DiRAC events where we will share with the community how this work will change astronomy as we know it today, the local UW involvement and research, and the updates on the Rubin Observatory progress! The event format ranges from the Planetarium Experiences, the Lightning Talks, to the Lab Tours.

A photo gallery with highlights from the Rubin Observatory visit in October 2023 can be found here.