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.


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Meet Tiffany Nichols – Catalyst Fellow

Meet Tiffany Nichols, a postdoctoral research associate and LSST-DA Catalyst Fellow in the Departments of History and Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University.  She holds a background in engineering (B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UVa), law (J.D. from UVa), and the history of science (A.M. and Ph.D. from Harvard). Dr. Nichols earned extensive professional experience in intellectual property litigation and related areas of law prior to her Ph.D. studies.


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Childcare Grants in Support of LSST Meeting Participation

April 4, 2024

LSST Discovery Alliance is providing grants to support the costs of childcare related to participation in Rubin LSST conferences and meetings, thanks to the generous support of the Heising-Simons Foundation. 

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Former DSFP Graduate Student Fellows Join the Faculty Ranks

April 3, 2024

Four former fellows in the Data Science Fellowship Program (DSFP) have been hired as assistant professors in 2023.

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