LSST Corporation

The effort to build the LSST is partnership between public and private organizations. Financial support for LSST Design and Development comes from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy , and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation, a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation formed in 2003, with headquarters in Tucson, AZ. LSSTC offices are on the 5th floor of the Steward Observatory Building on the University of Arizona Campus.

933 N. Cherry Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: (520) 881-2626
Fax: (520) 881-2627



  • Patricia Burchat, KIPAC/Stanford
  • Josh Frieman, FermiLab
  • Fred Gilman, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Buell Jannuzi, The University of Arizona*
  • Sebastian Lopez, University of Chile
  • David MacFarlane, SLAC (Chairman of the Board)
  • Robert Shelton, Research Corporation*
  • Lawrence Ramsey, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Constance Rockosi, UC Santa Cruz
  • Ed Seidel, NCSA
  • David Silva, NOAO*
  • Werner Stuetzle, University of Washington*
  • Michael Strauss, Princeton University

                                      *Founding Member


  • David MacFarlane, Chairman of the Board
  • Buell Jannuzi, Vice Chairman
  • Daniel Calabrese, Corporate Secretary
  • Bob Dickman, Treasurer



* Founding Member
** Affiliate

Community Input
Science Advisory Committee, chaired by Michael Strauss of Princeton University, represents the scientific community in developing the science programs that will use LSST data. We also have a parallel mechanism for LSST community science program suggestions. These inputs have resulted in key deliverables and a Science Requirements Document [PDF 342KB]. We welcome suggestions for additional science programs that would be enabled by the LSST. Join the Mission!


LSST Science Collaborations and their chairs (Science collaborations are independent. The following are known to the LSST Project as of December 11, 2013)
Weak lensing:
Stars, Milky Way and Local Volume:
Active Galactic Nuclei:
Solar System:
Transients/variable stars:
Large-scale structure/baryon oscillations:
Strong Lensing:
Informatics and Statistics:
Dark Energy (DESC): Bhuvnesh Jain (University of Pennsylvania); Steve Kahn (Stanford University / SLAC National Accelerator)