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05June2018

05June2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

PROJECT & SCIENCE NEWS - Noticias del Proyecto & Científicas

Cast your votes now for sessions at LSST 2018; voting closes tomorrow, June 6.

LSST will be hosting Booth #614 at the SPIE conference in Austin June 11-15. If you’re attending the conference, please stop by.

The 4th version of the LSST overview paper, “LSST: From Science Drivers to Reference Design and Anticipated Data Products,” was submitted to arXiv on May 25. Since its first submission 10 years ago, the paper has grown from 29 to 57 pages, and the author list has increased from 93 to 313.

LSST is featured in a recent article in Universe Today titled, “What are the Chances that the Next Generation LSST Could Find New Planets in our Solar System?

A time-lapse video of the Telescope Mount Assembly (TMA) effort at the Asturfeito factory in Spain is now available in the LSST Gallery.*

A Commissioning Science Validation Bootcamp took place in Tucson May 29-June 1. The purpose of the exercise was to familiarize participants with the LSST Data Management (DM) software stack and associated tools that will support science validation activities during Commissioning. The meeting, which had approximately 20 participants from across the project, generated useful feedback from both a Commissioning and a Data Management perspective. View a group photo in the LSST Gallery.*

The LSST Data Management Leadership Team (DMLT) held a productive face-to-face meeting at University of Washington on May 22-24. A group photo taken at the meeting is available in the LSST Gallery.*

*Webdam, the company that hosts the LSST Gallery, has updated its system to comply with the recently enacted European Union General Data Protection Regulation. As a result, the next time you visit the LSST Gallery you may be redirected to a Webdam Privacy Policy and Cookie Consent page (a one-time occurance) to make privacy selections before you can access the Gallery. More details can be found at this link.

PERSONNEL NEWS

The LSST Corporation is pleased to announce that Jennifer (Jeno) Sokoloski began employment on May 29 as their Director for Science. Jeno comes to LSST Corp from Columbia University, where she performs multi-wavelength observations of interacting binary stars and stellar transients as a Research Scientist at Columbia’s Astrophysics Laboratory. Jeno brings her scientific background in astronomy and physics, as well as her experience as President of the non-profit American Association of Variable Star Observers, to this position. She will be an integral member of the LSST Corporation’s development effort in support of its mission and vision.

UPCOMING MEETINGS with LSST INVOLVEMENT

(those with asterisk* are LSSTC funded):

2018

 

June 4-8

TVSSC (Transient and Variable Stars Science Collaboration) Survey Strategy Proposal Preparation Workshop, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA*

June 10-15

SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation Meeting, Austin, TX

June 11-15

LSST@Europe3, Lyon, France*

June 19-21

Data Visualization and Exploration in the LSST Era, University of IL/NCSA, Champaign, IL*

July 10-12

1st Solar System Science Collaboration Science Readiness Sprint, Seattle, Washington.*

July 23-27

LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration meeting, DE School and Sprint Day, Carnegie Mellon University PA*

July 30-Aug 3

NSF/DOE Joint Status Review, Tucson, AZ

August 13-17

LSST Project and Community Workshop 2018, Tucson, AZ

October 22-26

LSST-DESC Autumn Sprint Week, Edinburgh, Scotland


NOTICIAS DEL PROYECTO & CIENTÍFICAS

Vota ahora Cast your votes  para sesiones de LSST 2018; la votación se cierra mañana, 6 de junio. 

LSST acogerá el Stand #614 en la conferencia SPIE en Austin, TX, el 11-15 de junio. Si va a asistir a la conferencia, por favor visítenos. 

La cuarta versión del documento general de LSST, "LSST: From Science Drivers to Reference Design and Anticipated Data Products," se presentó a arXiv el 25 de mayo. Desde su primera presentación hace 10 años, el papel ha crecido de 29 a 57 páginas y la lista de autores ha aumentado de 93 a 313. 

LSST aparece en un artículo reciente en Universe Today titulado "What are the Chances that the Next Generation LSST Could Find New Planets in our Solar System?

Un Campamento de Validación Científica de Puesta en Marcha tomó lugar en Tucson, del 29 de mayo al 1 de junio. El propósito del ejercicio era familiarizar a los participantes con la pila de software de Gestión de Datos de LSST (DM) y herramientas asociadas que servirán de apoyo a la ciencia durante la puesta en marcha de las actividades de validación. La reunión, que tuvo aproximadamente 20 participantes de todo el proyecto, generó una retroalimentación útil tanto desde una perspectiva de la puesta en marcha y de la Gestión de Datos. Ver una foto de grupo en LSST Gallery.*

El Equipo de Liderazgo de Gestión de Datos de LSST (DMLT) celebró una productiva reunión cara-a-cara en la Universidad de Washington en mayo 22-24. Una foto de grupo tomada en la reunión está disponible en LSST Gallery.*

Un video time-lapse video del esfuerzo del Montaje del Telescopio (TMA) en la fábrica Asturfeito en España ya está disponible en la Galería LSST.* 

* Webdam, la empresa que aloja la LSST Gallery, ha actualizado su sistema para cumplir con la recientemente promulgada European Union General Data Protection Regulation. Como resultado, la próxima vez que visite la Galería LSST puede ser redirigido a una página de consentimiento de la Política de Privacidad y Cookies de Webdam (una ocurrencia) para realizar selecciones de privacidad antes de acceder a la galería. Se pueden encontrar más detalles en este enlace at this link.

NOTICIAS DE PERSONAL

La Corporación LSST se complace en anunciar que Jennifer (Jeno) Sokoloski comenzó el 29 de mayo su empleo como Director de Ciencia. Jeno viene a LSST Corp, de la Universidad de Columbia, donde realiza observaciones de varias longitudes de onda de estrellas binarias interactuantes y  estelares fugaces como Investigadora Científico del Laboratorio de Astrofísica en la Universidad de Columbia. Jeno aporta sus conocimientos científicos en astronomía y física, así como su experiencia como Presidente de la organización sin fines de lucro de la Asociación Americana de Observadores de Estrellas Variables, a este puesto. Ella será un miembro integral de los  esfuerzos de desarrollo de la Corporación LSST en apoyo de su misión y su visión.

Próximas reuniones con participación de LSST 

(aquellos con un asterisco* son financiados por LSSTC):

 2018

 

Junio 4-8

TVSSC (Transient and Variable Stars Science Collaboration) Survey Strategy Proposal Preparation Workshop, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA*

Junio 10-15

SPIE Reunión de Telescopios e Instrumentación Astronómica, Austin, TX

Junio 11-15

LSST@Europe3, Lyon, Francia*

Junio 19-21

Visualización de Datos y Exploración en la Época de LSST, Universidad de IL/NCSA, Champaign, IL*

Julio 10-12

1st Solar System Science Collaboration Science Readiness Sprint, Seattle, Washington.*

Julio 23-27

Reunion LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration, DE School and Sprint Day, Carnegie Mellon University PA*

Julio 30-Agosto 3

NSF/DOE Joint Status Review, Tucson, AZ

Agosto 13-17

Taller del Proyecto y Comunitario LSST 2018, Tucson, AZ

Octubre 22-26

LSST-DESC Autumn Sprint Week, Edinburgo, Scocia

 

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.   




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