Rubin Commissioning and Science Validation

The Project will provide updates on the schedule, progress, and plans regarding preparations for on-sky commissioning activity, and discuss these activities with the community. To facilitate this discussion, Science Collaborations have been invited to share their thoughts and questions in a series of short presentations. Anyone with questions or suggestions is encouraged to contact the session chairs, Keith Bechtol and Chuck Claver. All are welcome to attend and participate in the discussions for this session.


  • Introduction - Keith Bechtol and Chuck Claver
  • Education and Public Outreach Considerations - Lauren Corlies
  • Science-driven considerations for on-sky observing
  • Dark Energy Science Collaboration - Chris Walter
  • Solar System Science Collaboration - Matthew Tiscareno, Meg Schwamb, Hal Levison, Marc Buie
  • Transients and Variable Stars Science Collaboration - Markus Rabus
  • Galaxies Science Collaboration - Lee Kelvin
  • Open discussion (10 min)


View the slide deck.


Live Recording

Keith Bechtol and Chuck Claver
Tuesday, Aug 11
09:00 HST - 12:00 PT - 15:00 EDT - 21:00 CEST - 05:00 AET +1