Podcaster: Rob Sparks. Guest: Stephanie Deppe

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Title: The Completion Of The Rubin Observatory Education And Public Outreach Program

Organization: NOIRLab

Links: NOIRLab social media channels can be found at: ; ; ; @NOIRLabAstro

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The Vera C. Rubin Observatory is currently under construction in Chile. The Rubin Observatory will scan the entire night sky visible from its location every 3-4 nights resulting in a massive amount of astronomical data.

The Rubin Observatory’s Education And Public Outreach (EPO) program recently launched. In this podcast, Stephanie Deppe tells us about the Rubin EPO program, resources currently available and gives a glimpse at what to expect when data starts flowing from the Rubin Observatory.

Bio: Rob Sparks is in the Communications, Education and Engagement group at NSF’s NOIRLab in Tucson, Arizona

Stephanie Deppe is the Astronomy Content Strategist for Vera C. Rubin Observatory, where she creates online content for the observatory’s social media and other internet presences. In a past academic life, she worked with telescopes in Chile to discover and study new icy asteroids orbiting the Sun beyond Neptune. When she’s not talking about astronomy to anyone who will listen, you can find her on a mountain trail somewhere, reading a sci-fi book, or hanging out with her cat. Learn more about her @SpaceSciSteph on social media or at!

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