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May 2014
Calypso leaving Kitt Peak on a truck on its way to NOAO in Tucson.
Credit: 
LSST / Gary Poczulp
May 2014
Calypso in the high bay at NOAO
Credit: 
LSST / Bill Schoening
May 2014
Trucks and a crane prepare to ascend Kitt Peak to pack up Calypso.
Credit: 
LSST / Bill Schoening
May 2014
The crane lowers Calypso onto a flatbed truck.
Credit: 
LSST / Gary Poczulp
May 2014
Calypso arrives at its interim home at 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
April 2013
Two renderings combine to create this image of the LSST summit facility and Calypso, the small adjacent telescope which will be used to monitor the atmosphere.
Credit: 
LSST Project Office
April 2011
Site leveling activities took place on the El Peñón summit of Cerro Pachón in preparation for the LSST. This image shows blast number 20 in April 2011.
Credit: 
C. Claver, NOAO / LSST
March 2011
A combination of two renderings, showing the LSST Facility on the El Peñón summit.
Credit: 
LSST Project Office
March 2011
A photograph and a rendering mix of the exterior of the building showing the dome open and road leading away from the site.
Credit: 
LSST Project Office
March 2011
A combination of two renderings, showing the LSST Facility on the El Peñón summit.
Credit: 
LSST Project Office
March 2011
A photograph and a rendering mix, showing a view of the LSST facility from the road leading up to the site at night.
Credit: 
LSST Project Office

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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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