Rubin Telescope and DiRAC - October General Meeting

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Online Public

Type: General Meetings

Held on: Oct 18, 2023 (Wed) at 07:00 PM to Oct 18, 2023 (Wed) at 09:00 PM

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Speaker: Prof Sarah Greenstreet

Location: Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), Room A102, Seattle, Washington

Event Coordinator: David W. Ingram

Overview

Title: Vera C Rubin Telescope and DiRAC 

Presenting Prof Sarah Greenstreet - Affiliate Assistant Professor, UW.

After “first light” — when the Vera C Rubin Telescope becomes operational in early 2025 — DiRAC scientists will use the data to understand our astronomical history, observe the present and predict the future, tracking and studying everything from protecting ourselves from near-Earth asteroids to the possibility of finding a Planet Nine lurking in the frozen reaches beyond our star.

Sarah Greenstreet is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Data-intensive Research in Astrophysics and Cosmology (DiRAC) Institute within the University of Washington’s Astronomy Department.

Sarah has PhD in Astronomy from the University of British Columbia and has graciously agreed to share her role with the new telescope and the massive data analysis that will be conducted by DiRAC - Data Intensive Research in Astrophysics and Cosmology at the University of Washington.

As always, our monthly general meetings are open to both SAS members and the public. We hope to see you online and/or in-person soon!

Members log in for link / Public please request link at outreach@seattleastro.org (All are welcome in-person!)

Questions? outreach@seattleastro.org

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