A shared vision of scientific discovery

LSST Discovery Alliance (LSST-DA) aims to maximize the impact of Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST). Targeted to begin in 2025, LSST will curate astronomical data at a scale never seen before, producing the ultimate map of our dynamic Universe. LSST-DA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that removes obstacles between Rubin LSST’s data-intensive output and discovery through bold programs that foster innovation, inclusion, and interdisciplinary collaboration. LSST-DA is an alliance of more than 30 institutions around the globe; We work closely with the Rubin Observatory team, and we are the only private organization focused on Rubin LSST science. Working together, we can propel a revolution in humankind’s understanding of the Universe while transforming the way we do science.


Elizabeth Heile, Director of Finance and Administration

LSST Discovery Alliance welcomes Elizabeth Heile (she/they) as our new Director of Finance and Administration. With over a decade of finance experience spanning nonprofit and for-profit sectors, Elizabeth leads our internal operations and financial strategies, ensuring robust support for our mission and initiatives.


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Registration Opens for LSST-DA October Meetings at Northwestern!

July 10, 2024

Registration is now open for our October meetings: the LSST-DA Catalyst Symposium and Hack, Board of Directors, and Institutional Members Meetings.

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Dr. Dan Peluso, Director of Strategic Engagement

June 5, 2024

LSST Discovery Alliance is pleased to introduce our new Director of Strategic Engagement. Dr. Dan Peluso brings considerable expertise in astronomy, education, and science communications.

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