The Simons Observatory is a new astronomy facility in Chile’s Atacama Desert that will merge and expand existing efforts to explore the evolution of the universe from its earliest moments to today. The project, which draws collaborators from 30 institutions worldwide, was made possible by awards from Simons Foundation and Heising-Simons Foundation. You can read more about these awards here.
The Simons Foundation made the wonderful video below showcasing the enthusiasm of Simons Observatory collaborators during this exiting time in experimental cosmology. (Click the image of the telescope to play the video.)