Our formal education program offers, and provides support for, engaging online astronomy classroom investigations that incorporate authentic Vera C. Rubin Observatory data. These investigations are designed to meet the needs of most educators who teach introductory astronomy topics.

To learn more about the philosophy and design of our education program, click on the Program Guide.

At the bottom of this page are the investigations under development. Click on any of them to bring up the teacher guide, phenomenon, assessments and related support materials. You must be logged in to view the assessments.

To preview an online investigation, click on the Start Investigation button located on each teacher guide page.

If you are visiting this page to use Surveying the Solar System or Expanding Universe, we invite you to use the updated versions found on our new website:

Financial support for Vera C. Rubin Observatory comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded LSST Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). The DOE-funded effort to build the LSST camera is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science. NSF supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.

LSST Funding