Opening a Window of Discovery on the Dynamic Universe

Doug Neill, Don Sweeney, and Bill Gressler

January 2009
Doug Neill, Don Sweeney, and Bill Gressler (L-R) stand in front of the LSST Primary mirror blank positioned on its side in the turn-over fixture after the casting material was removed and the glass readied for polishing of the back surface.
LSST Project Office

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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