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Glass Loading

February 2015
Chunks of Ohara E6 low expansion glass are loaded into the furnace mold. The loading process takes two days to complete and requires 51,900 pounds of glass.
Ray Bertram / Steward Observatory
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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).
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