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Explore the Universe with the Largest Digital Camera in the World: The Vera C. Rubin Observatory

Thursday, January 14 @ 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Zoom St. Louis, MO United States + Google Map

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, and middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Click the Event Information link below to register! Registrants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering.

Featured Speaker: Andrés A. Plazas Malagón, Ph.D., Associate Research Scholar, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University; Data Management Software Scientist, Vera C. Rubin Observatory; NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador; Visiting Scientist, Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis

Currently under construction on Cerro Pachón in Chile, The Vera C. Rubin Observatory, the first national U.S. observatory to be named after a female astronomer, is an 8-meter-class telescope coupled to a 3.2-gigapixel camera, the world’s largest digital camera ever fabricated for optical astronomy. The mission of the Rubin Observatory construction project is to build a well-understood system that provides a vast astronomical dataset for unprecedented discovery of the deep and dynamic universe. Learn more about the mission and goals of this fascinating National Science Foundation-supported project destined to make science history.

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