Community Access and Utilization of Future Archives
What will LSST do for You?
University of Washington, Seattle
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is in its preliminary design phase. The functional and performance requirements of the telescope are being developed now from a set of scientific experiments that it will carry out starting as early as 2012, as recommended by the most recent Decadal Survey of astronomy.
LSST will produce a rich and extensive public data archive of unprecedented size that astronomers and physicists will use to attack many fundamental questions. The LSST archive will be unique in that it will be immediately available to the general community and the public.
This meeting in September 2004 is an opportunity to learn about the current scientific thinking connected with LSST, to explore and discuss additional areas for which the LSST dataset might provide valuable information, and to contribute to the definition of the infrastructure and tools that will ensure the legacy of LSST. These discussions will be carried out in the context of other large, optical/infrared survey projects that are in various stages of planning or implementation.
Location and Access
For further information, contact Vickie Graybeal (logistical issues) or Kem Cook (technical/scientific issues), or visit the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington. Refer to the Finding Charts for Visitors for additional area information.
Science Organizing Committee
Local Organizing Committee