Asteroid Day 2019: DiRAC Scientists Join the Panel

During the last week of June, Asteroid Day celebrated their Fifth Anniversary in 2019, with events in 192 countries, and once again broadcasted their six-hour Asteroid Day LIVE TV show from Luxembourg, hosting innovators, astronauts, planetary scientists, celebrities and asteroid experts. Free streaming available via

Scientists from DiRAC Institute and LSST were among the panel guests. The program featured two short films about team’s work and current research.

New Era of Cosmic Discovery from Nikolina Horvat on Vimeo.

DiRAC Institute Introduction

DiRAC Institute introduction and lightening talks that feature the exciting research conducted by DiRAC members.

We would like to thank all of you who attended the lecture by Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter to celebrate the opening of our DiRAC Institute, on Monday, May 14, 2018.
It was a wonderful and inspiring evening that demonstrated how our understanding of the universe might change as a result of the data from a new generation of telescopes and satellites that will come on line over the next few years. We were very happy that you could join us and share this excitement and hope that, over the coming months, you will follow the work and discoveries that will come from the DiRAC Institute.

Asteroid Day 2017

UW participated in Asteroid Day, a global day of education to help protect Earth from potentially hazardous asteroid. The movie above shows how DIRAC’s astronomical software group is assisting that effort by making the LSST an unprecedented asteroid discovery machine.

Andy Connolly Speaks at TED

In 2014, Andy Connolly gave a TED Talk on survey astronomy: “What’s the next window into our Universe?”

Prof. Eric Bellm on ZTF

November 13, 2017