LSST had a strong showing at the AAS227 meeting in Kissimmee, FL, 4-8 January 2016.
The LSST Booth was part of the NSF Pavilion on the Exhibit Hall Floor.
LSST Speakers at the NSF Pavilion:
LSST Observing Strategy by Zeljko Ivezic
Evaluating the LSST Science Pipelines with Precursor Datasets2 by David Nidever
LSST DM Community Resources3 by Jonathan Sick
The LSST Town Hall was attended by over 120 participants and featured these speakers:
Beth Willman (LSST/UA): LSST Project Status and Community Engagement
Lucianne Walkowicz (Adler): LSST Science Collaborations
Pat Eliason & Pat Osmer (LSSTC): LSST Corporation and Enabling Science
LSST participated in the Career Networking & Job Fair, sharing the message that LSST is Hiring and looking for top talent.
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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