New to Rubin?

If you are new to the Rubin Science Collaborations, welcome!

Rubin Observatory is an exciting project with enormous scientific potential, but it is also a major international undertaking and we understand that it can seem overwhelming at first!

The Science Collaborations are the best way to find out what's going on and to get involved. Here is some more information to get you started. Please reach out to the Science Collaboration that most closely matches your interests - their coordinators will be very happy to answer your questions!

Rubin Observatory

Visit the project's website for more information on the construction and management of Rubin Observatory, including an FAQ and an overview of the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) that the observatory will perform.

Transients & Variable Stars

Our website describes the wide range of transient and variable star science our members are interested in and the work we are currently doing to prepare for this science with LSST. Our Getting Started guide will tell you more about how the group is organized.

Here is a short video introduction to TVS, and you can hear more about some of our scientific research from our TVS' Science Colloquia.

One of the best ways to learn about our current activities and Rubin-related opportunities is to take a look at the notes from our recent meetings.

Stars, Milky Way and Local Volume

For the most up to date information on our group, please visit our website. We hold Hack Day sessions every two weeks where you can learn more and work hands-on with other members, in addition to working group meetings. The whole Science Collaboration meets once a month.

Solar System

Our group is preparing for a range of Solar System science with LSST, as described in our Science Roadmap and Software Roadmap publications, and you can learn about our most recent work via our website. Much of our work centers around a full density simulation of Solar System Object observations, which you can learn more about from our Github repository.