Dr. Željko Ivezić

Dr. Željko Ivezić next Director of Rubin Observatory Construction Project

AURA is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Željko Ivezić as the next Director of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory Construction ...
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NSO: DKIST Begins its Operations Commissioning Phase

NSO: DKIST Begins its Operations Commissioning Phase

commissioning phase (OCP). Starting on December 6, 2021, and weather permitting, DKIST will perform first science observations, implementing observing experiments ...
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AURA Supports "Pathways to Discovery" Recommendations

AURA Supports “Pathways to Discovery” Recommendations

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) fully supports the scientific vision of Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy ...
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AURA opens applications in Chile for the Picetti Prize 2021

AURA in Chile is now accepting applications for the 2021 AURA Padre Picetti Award, open to all science teachers in ...
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Final Filters Delivered for Rubin Observatory Camera

Final Filters Delivered for Rubin Observatory Camera

After nearly a decade of work, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has delivered the last of the six filters built ...
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Conclusions from Satellite Constellations 2 Released

Conclusions from Satellite Constellations 2 Released

The Satellite Constellations 2 (SATCON2) workshop, held 12–16 July 2021, brought together more than 350 astronomers, satellite operators, dark-sky advocates, ...
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The National Science Foundation's Inouye Solar Telescope lets sunlight in through its aperture.

NSO: Inouye Telescope project passes final construction review

National Science Foundation (NSF) recently convened an external review panel for the Final Construction Review (FCR) of the Daniel K ...
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Kurt Lindstrom named AURA Chief of Staff

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is pleased to announce Kurt Lindstrom as its new Chief of ...
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Healing Hubble

Hubble is one of the most successful science experiments ever. Although Hubble is currently not observing, the good news is ...
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Chryssa Kouveliotou Awarded 2021 Shaw Prize in Astronomy

AURA congratulates Chryssa Kouveliotou, member of the AURA Board of Directors, and recipient of the 2021 Shaw Prize in Astronomy ...
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Remembrance of Goetz Oertel

It is with great sadness that we learned this week of the recent passing of former AURA President, Dr. Goetz ...
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AURA Annual Meeting 2021

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) Annual Meeting is an opportunity for representatives to gather from the ...
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