24 March 2020
The situation with the COVID-19 virus is evolving rapidly. Our main goal is to ensure the safety of all staff and their families while balancing work priorities.
Construction activities have been shut down and the site has been secured. We have instructed all staff to work from home and we will continue to advance on any elements of the Project possible.
Visitors to all Rubin Observatory sites are vetted before being granted access, and if there is any concern at all about possible contagion they are required to self-isolate for 14 days before being allowed on site.
Planned meetings have been transitioned to virtual meetings where possible, otherwise they have been rescheduled or cancelled.
We ask for your patience while we adapt to this new way of working. Read more on the AURA website. Read more on the AURA website.
Financial support for LSST comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, 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 LSST 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 LSST camera 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 LSST in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.
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