SDSS-V: Pioneering Panoptic Spectroscopy

The Future is Now: learn more about SDSS-V at our new website!

Image Credit: Juna A. Kollmeier and Hans-Walter Rix

Although SDSS-IV will keep collecting and publishing data through 2021, the operating phase of SDSS-V has begun!

For the latest information about SDSS-V, see the SDSS-V website at

Join us!

SDSS-V, like previous SDSS surveys, remains committed to making its data publicly available in a format that is helpful to a broad range of users, from beginner students to both amateur and professional astronomers. However, without federal or other large-scale funding, this commitment is only possible with membership contributions from institutional partners. SDSS-V is still actively seeking new members, at both the individual and the institutional level. Our partners benefit from early access to data, participation in the survey planning process, and involvement of their faculty, postdocs, and students in the science collaborative network.

Policies for joining the program can be found in the Joining Document. The general policies for SDSS-V are described on the SDSS-V Collaboration webpage.

Leadership and contact information

SDSS-V is led by Director Juna A. Kollmeier (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics) and Project Scientist Hans-Walter Rix (Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie), with support from the SDSS-V Management Committee and the SDSS-V Advisory Council. Other members of the team working on SDSS-V’s development, as well as the current institutional membership, can be found on the SDSS-V Collaboration webpage.

For more information about SDSS-V, please contact Director Juna Kollmeier or Spokesperson Gail Zasowski (University of Utah).