Glimpsing Cosmic Origins with the Simons Observatory

The Simons Observatory is currently under construction in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile. This observatory is formed out of a collaboration between the Simons Foundation, the founding universities (University of Pennsylvania; Princeton University; the University of California, San Diego; the University of California, Berkeley; and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) and collaborating institutions across the globe.

Collaborator video profiles

Take a look at profiles of some of our Simons Observatory colleagues!

Breaking ground at the Simons Observatory site

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 30 2019 at the Simons Observatory site in the Atacama Desert. The Simons Foundation made an additional commitment to support operations.
Read more in the article from UCSD news.
Ground Breaking
Ground breaking for the Simons Observatory. From left, Adrian Lee of UC Berkeley, David Spergel of Princeton University/Flatiron Institute, Brian Keating of UC San Diego, and Jim and Marilyn Simons.

Eternal Sky

Debra Kellner directed Eternal Sky about the Simons Observatory. All episodes are found online: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/series/the-eternal-sky/