The mission of LSST EPO is to offer accessible and engaging online experiences that provide non-specialists access to, and context for, LSST data so anyone can explore the Universe and be part of the discovery process. The EPO program, as presented at the September 2017 EPO Review, is described in detail in the EPO Design document.
The LSST Education and Public Outreach (EPO) department is preparing to leverage the visibility and scope of the LSST survey by creating powerful and intuitive tools that provide non-specialists access to LSST data. The EPO program seeks to reach a diverse audience and encourage engagement with EPO activities and involvement in scientific discovery. Activities are being designed to synthesize U.S. and Chilean national education priorities, audience needs, and LSST science goals to address STEM education and science literacy within the engaging context of astronomy.