SO Web-Colloquia: Vera C. Rubin Observatory: A Big Data Machine for the 21st Century

Vera C. Rubin Observatory and its Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) boasts an 8.4-m diameter mirror, a camera the size of a bus, and a 3.2-gigapixel detector. It will image the entire southern sky from Chile every few nights beginning in 2023, and enable astrophysics on all scales, from near-Earth asteroids to cosmic acceleration. With nightly data volumes around 20 TB and a final data release of 15 PB, LSST is ushering in a new paradigm for how astronomers access and use data. The software is at least as important of the science! In this talk, I will describe how data and software from Rubin Observatory will revolutionize the field and share how you can get ready for a deluge of data.

28/01/2021 - 18:00
Dr. Meredith Rawls
University of Washington, USA