The next decade of discovery with the Vera C. Rubin Observatory

Sep 13, 2023 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Hewlett Teaching Center, Room 200 and online – register here

with a panel of experts

The next decade of discovery with the Vera C. Rubin Observatory

We are pleased to offer this public lecture as a hybrid event. Join us in the Hewlett Teaching Center, Room 200 at Stanford University, or live online.

Register here

(The live stream URL can be found at the bottom of the registration confirmation email)

Join us for a special public event to celebrate KIPAC’s 20th anniversary! During this event, we will have a panel Q&A to discuss the exciting science we will be able to advance in the next decade with the Vera C. Rubin Observatory. With the ability to survey the entire sky in only three nights, the Rubin Observatory will provide an unprecedented data set that sheds light on some of the biggest questions in astronomy and cosmology, including the nature of dark matter and energy, supermassive black holes, the smallest galaxies in the Universe, and everything that changes in the sky. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with a group of astrophysicists with a wide range of expertise; we look forward to an engaging conversation with you!

Featuring panellists:

  • Prof. Aaron Roodman (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) - lead of the Vera Rubin Observatory camera program and expert in the study of Dark Energy using images from large optical telescope surveys
  • Prof. Yao-Yuan Mao (University of Utah) - expert in the study of dark matter, low-mass galaxies and satellite galaxies of the Milky Way
  • Prof. Krista Lynne Smith (Texas A&M) - expert in the study of supermassive black holes
  • Dr. Kevin Burdge (MIT and Stanford) - expert in the study of gravitational wave sources and transient astrophysical objects

Directions and Parking

This event will take place in the Hewlett Teaching Center (370 Jane Stanford Way) on the Stanford campus. Upon arrival, please check in in the foyer of the building and follow signs for Room 200.

The closest visitor parking is in the Via Ortega Garage and along the Stanford Oval. All parking is free in spaces marked Visitor, A, or C after 4pm unless indicated otherwise. Accessible parking is also available along the Stanford Oval.

If you plan to take public transportation, some lines of the Marguerite Shuttle connect between the Palo Alto Transit Center and the campus. You can get to the Hewlett Teaching Center by taking Line P (drops off at the Stanford Oval), Line X (drops off at the ChEM-H Building on Jane Stanford Way), and Line Y (picks up across from the ChEM-H Building on Jane Stanford Way). A complete list of shuttle schedules and route maps can be found here.