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November 2015
A 1/4 panorama from the driveway from the summit down to the mirror entrance. Taken 11/05/2015
Credit: 
LSST Project Office
November 2015
A 1/4 panorama looking up the driveway and back to the rock that will be the foundation of the dome walls. The group is standing on 2 meters of temporary fill where the 80 ton lift will be installed. Taken 11/05/2015
Credit: 
LSST Project Office
November 2015
High resolution render of the facility model.
Credit: 
LSST Project/J. Andrew
November 2015
Super detailed, high resolution cut-away render of the telescope model showing the inner workings. Zoom in on this one; it's worth a closer look.
Credit: 
LSST Project/J. Andrew
November 2015
LSST structure is taking shape on Cerro Pachon: extraordinary photograph where the H30 concrete begins to cover the reinforcement steel in the main columns.
Credit: 
LSST Project Office
April 2015
Credit: 
Gentileza Presidencia
February 2015
In this artist's rendition, the LSST primary mirror is seen through the slit of the dome at sunset. The LSST will carry out a deep, ten-year imaging survey in six broad optical bands over the main survey area of 18,000 square degrees.
Credit: 
Todd Mason, Mason Productions Inc. / LSST Corporation
May 2014
The Calypso telescope was relocated from Kitt Peak to NOAO headquarters in Tucson, AZ, in May of 2014.
Credit: 
LSST Project Office
May 2014
Calypso is loaded onto a truck on Kitt Peak for transport to NOAO in Tucson.
Credit: 
LSST / Bill Schoening
May 2014
Calypso is bolted to the floor at NOAO in Tucson.
Credit: 
LSST / Bill Schoening
May 2014
Calypso is lifted from its platform by a crane onto a flatbed truck.
Credit: 
LSST / Gary Poczulp
May 2014
The crane arrives at the Calypso site.
Credit: 
LSST / Gary Poczulp
May 2014
The Calypso mount is lowered from its platform onto flatbed truck.
Credit: 
LSST / Gary Poczulp

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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).
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 LSST in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.   




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