The University of Illinois has detailed Safety plans for each building on campus. Each plan provides for outside assembly areas when a building needs to be evacuated, Shelter areas for weather events such as tornadoes, and shelter in place areas for other threats. The U of I staff hosting visitors will be familiar with the plan for the specific buildings which will be visited.  Ths University campus is large, visitors may be interested in general information about public safety on campus, available at

The mission of the University's Safety and Compliance office is to promote safe and environmentally sound work practices that advance the University's mission and interests by advising and consulting with faculty, staff and students. These university wide policies govern all work performed at the U of I for the LSST project.

Financial support for Rubin Observatory comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Support Agreement No. 1202910, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded Rubin Observatory Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).  The DOE-funded effort to build the the Rubin Observatory LSST Camera (LSSTCam) is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science. NSF supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.
NSF and DOE will continue to support Rubin Observatory in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.   

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