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Published on Nov 4, 2016
Seattle Astronomy on Tap, October 2016: LSST Software (David Reiss)
John Parejko and David Reiss presented "LSST: Mining the Universe in 4D" to a crowd of 250-300 beer drinkers at a local Seattle bar for a special "Astronomy on Tap" which this month was partnered with TEDx. David and John presented a broad overview of LSST, including descriptions of the project and its hardware and software, as well as its anticipated static-sky and transient-sky science impacts. The night also included LSST trivia (some math required), space-related costumes, and informed heckling ("Tunguska, baby!") and was a rousing success.
Financial support for Rubin Observatory 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 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).
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