LSST 2015 takes place in Bremerton, WA, the week of August 17 and consists of a Project Meeting followed by a community Observing Cadence Workshop. As we go to press, 228 individuals have registered to attend with Wednesday having the largest attendance (195). Main themes for the Bremerton meeting include improving our communication, internal and external, as well as planning for LSST Operations, a proposal for which will be due to the agencies at the end of calendar year 2016. The workshop agenda is posted online, and all can follow the action with Twitter hashtag #LSST2015.
In addition to the technical meetings and the Observing Strategy Workshop, an extensive program of public evening events at Bremerton's seeFILM Theater has been arranged by Bob Abel of Olympic College. Each evening there will be a public lecture by an LSST scientist on his or her research topic. In addition, Tuesday evening features an Astronomy Slam, "Five 12-minute stories by world renowned astronomers" at each of five Bremerton locations.
See you in Bremerton for a productive - and memorable - gathering of all things LSST!
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