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Asteroid Discovery and Characterization with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

Lead Author: 
Jones, R. Lynne
Other Authors/Credits: 
Juric, Mario; Ivezic, Zeljko
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Journal Articles
Conference Papers
Journal or Publication name: 
IAU-318 "Asteroids: New Observations, New Models" Symposium Proceedings
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will be a ground-based, optical, all-sky, rapid cadence survey project with tremendous potential for discovering and characterizing asteroids. With LSST's large 6.5m diameter primary mirror, a wide 9.6 square degree field of view 3.2 Gigapixel camera, and...

Monthly Progress Update for September 2015

Lead Author: 
Krabbendam, Victor
Publication Date: 
Friday, October 30, 2015
Reports to Stakeholders

Financial support for Rubin Observatory comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Support Agreement No. 1202910, 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 Rubin Observatory 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 Rubin Observatory LSST Camera (LSSTCam) is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science. NSF supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.
NSF and DOE will continue to support Rubin Observatory in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.   

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