Bill took over as LSST Telescope and Site manager in July 2012, just as the subsystem began preparing for early procurements in advance of LSST’s construction start. He joined the LSST project in 2005 following a stint at Kodak/ITT in New York and spend nearly seven years as lead optical systems engineer before assuming his current position. Before that he worked with LSST Project Manager Victor Krabbendam on the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) in west Texas.
Financial support for LSST comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded LSST Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). The DOE-funded effort to build the LSST camera is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
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NSF and DOE will continue to support LSST in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.
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