The Education and Public Outreach (EPO) programs for the LSST are as ambitious as the telescope itself. The program, as presented at the November 2016 LSST Operations Planning Review, is described 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 deepening 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.
- General public
- Formal educators
- Citizen science principal investigators
- Content developers at informal science education facilities