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This page lists upcoming events of interest to the LSST Community. When available, presentations and other materials are posted after the event takes place. In addition to this page, you can access (or subscribe to) the LSST Digest to keep informed. 

2022 February 21-25 Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) Meeting, Virtual

2022 January 11 Rubin Observatory Open House at AAS 239, Salt Lake City, UT

2022 January 9-13 239th AAS Winter Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT

2021 November 16-17 LSST Survey Strategy Workshop, Virtual

2021 October 25-29 DESC Sprint Week, Virtual with in=person hubs at AstroParticule et Cosmologie (APC), France, Princeton Univeristy, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

2021 October 8 Ideas Lab Workshop for prospective applicants

2021 August 9-13 Rubin Project and Community Workshop (PCW) 2021, Virtual

2021 July 19-23 Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) Meeting, Virtual

2021 June 7-10 Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy VII, Virtual

2021 April 13-15 LSSTC Enabling Science 2020 Broker Workshop, Part II, Virtual

2021 April 13-15 On the Future of Data Centers and eScience Institutes, Celebrating LIneA's 10th Anniversary, Virtual

2021 February 1-5 Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) Meeting, Virtual

2021 January 11-15 AAS 237th Meeting, Virtual

2020 December 13-18 SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation Conference, Virtual

2020 December 8-9 Survey Cadence Optimization Committee (SCOC) Workshop on Cadence Notes, Virtual

2020 November 30-December 4 Dark Energy Science Collaborations (DESC) Sprint Week, Virtual

2020 November 8-12 Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) Meeting, Virtual

2020 October 27-28 LSST Enabling Science 2020 Broker Workshop, Virtual

2020 August 10-14 Rubin Observatory Project and Community Workshop, Virtual

2020 August 6-7 Rubin Observatoru/LSST Science Collaborations Hackathon, Virtual

2020 July 20-24 LSST DESC Meeting. Virtual

2020 June 1-3 Supermassive Black Hole Studies with the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), virtual meeting as part of AAS236

2020 April 27-29 Supernovae Across LSST, Urbana-Champaign, IL

2020 March 17-19 Rubin Observatory Algorithms Workshop, Virtual

2020 January 21-24 LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) meeting, Tucson, AZ

2019 August 12-16 LSST Project and Community Workshop, Tucson, AZ

2019 August 5-7 LSST Dark Matter Workshop, Chicago, IL

2019 July 15-19 LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) meeting, APC, Paris, France

2019 May 20-23 LSST @Asia, Sydney, Australia

2019 April 11-12 Next-Gen Spectroscopy with LSST, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, IL

2019 March 6-9 Towards Science in Chile with LSST, La Serena, Chile

2019 January 6-10 AAS 233rd Meeting, Seattle, WA

2018 December 17-21 South American Workshop on Cosmology in the LSST Era, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2018 November 12-15 Supercomputing 2018, Dallas, TX

2018 November 12-15 28th Annual Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) Meeting, College Park, MD

2018 October 22-26 LSST-DESC Autumn Sprint Week, Edinburgh, Scotland

2018 August 13-17 LSST Project and Community Workshop 2018, Tucson, AZ

2018 July 23-27 LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration meeting, DE School and Sprint Day, Carnegie Mellon University, PA

2018 July 10-12, 1st LSST Solar System Readiness Sprint, Seattle, Washington

2018 June 11-15 LSST@Europe3, Lyon, France

2018 June 10-15 SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation Meeting, Austin, TX

2018 June 4-8 TVSSC (Transient and Variable Stars Science Collaboration) Survey Strategy Proposal Preparation Workshop, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

2018 May 21-22 DECam Community Science Workshop, Tucson, AZ

2018 April 18-20 Statistical Challenges for Large-scale Structure in the Era of LSST, Oxford, UK

2018 April 11-13 LSST Education and Public Outreach Subsystem Meeting, Tucson, AZ

2018 March 5-9 LSST Systems Engineering/Data Management Joint Subsystem Meeting, Pasadena, CA

2018 February 26-March 2 LSST Telescope and Site Subsystem Meeting, Tucson, AZ

2018 February 6-9 Dark Energy Science Collaboration Meeting / Hack Day, SLAC, CA

2018 February 5 Dark Energy School, SLAC, CA

2018 January 10 LSST Town Hall at AAS 231, 7:30 p.m.

2018 January 8-12 American Astronomical Society (AAS) 231st Meeting, National Harbor, MD

2017 December 13-15 III Workshop LSST Chile: Towards Science in Chile with LSST, Santiago, Chile

2017 December 4-8 LSST/DESC Fall/Winter Sprint Week, Argonne National Laboratory, Lamont, IL

2017 October 31 SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Facebook Live Tour of LSST Camera Clean Room

2017 October 27-29 International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) Meeting, Santiago, Chile

2017 October 26-28 Society of Women Engineers Meeting, Austin, TX

2017 October 22-26 Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) Conference, Santiago, Chile

2017 October 19 LSST and the Solar System Workshop at the 49th American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) meeting, Provo, UT, 4:30-6:30pm

2017 September 6-8 LSST Joint Status Review, Tucson, AZ

2017 August 14-18 LSST 2017 Project & Community Workshop, Tucson, AZ

2017 June 12-16 Getting Ready for Doing Science with LSST Data, Lyon, France

2017 May 22-25 Infrastructure for Time Domain Science in the Era of LSST, Tucson, AZ

2017 January 4 LSST Town Hall at AAS 229, 6:00 - 7:30, Gaylord Convention Center, Grapevine, TX

2017 January 3 (TBC) ZTF Community Workshop at AAS 229* AAS 229 Meeting, Grapevine, TX

2016 Late Nov/ Early Dec Towards Science in Chile with the LSST 2016* Vina del Mar, Chile

2016 December 1-2 Precision Astronomy with Fully Depleted CCDs*, BNL

2016 November 16-18 Preparing for Supernova Science in the LSST Era: A Kick-Off Workshop* University of Pittsburgh, PA

2016 October 27 - 29 Society of Women Engineers Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

2016 October 16 – 21 DPS 48 / EPSC 11, Pasadena, CA

2016 August 16-18 LSST Joint Status Review, Tucson, AZ

2016 August 15-19 LSST 2016 Project & Community Workshop, Tucson, AZ

2016 August 1-5 LSSTC Data Science Fellowship Program *, Northwestern University, IL

2016 July 27-29 Director's Review of Project Status, SLAC

2016 Week of August 15 - LSST Project & Community Workshop 2016, Tucson, AZ

2016 June 26-July 1 - SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, Edinburgh, Scotland

2016 -June 20-25 - LSST@Europe 2 took place in Belgrade, Serbia, and was attended by 81 participants (55 international, 26 from Serbia), including 15 students. The meeting included 36 talks and 13 poster presentations, 4 discussion workshops, and 2 expert tutorials on LSST image processing and simulation software given by members of the LSST Project. Detailed schedule and links to all talks are available online. Additional videos are available:

  • Andy Connolly gave a well-received (and well attended) discussing the History of the Universe and explaining how and why LSST is needed to answer the biggest questions.  The video of the talk is here and of the round-table that followed here.
  • Interviews:

2016 January 3-8 - 227th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Kissemmee, FL.

2015 August 17-22 - The LSST Project and Community Workshop took place in Bremerton, WA.  The Observing Candence Workshop was be held the last few days of the week.

2015 August 3-15 - LSST will participate in the IAU General Assembly Meeting XXIX in Honolulu as part of the NSF Pavilion, Booth 212.

2015 June 30 - LSST Project Scientist Zeljko Ivezic presented a talk describing LSST’s asteroid detection capabilities during Asteroid Day at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

2015 April 14 - LSST marks a major milestone, with the traditional First Stone (Primera Piedra) ceremony taking place on Cerro Pachón, Chile. Watch and listen as LSST's "First Stone" is unveiled.

2015 March 21 - LSST took part in the first Chile-U.S. Astronomy Education Summit the week of March 21, 2015.

2015 February - M1M3 Milestone Achieved. LSST achieved a significant milestone with the primary/tertiary mirror (M1M3) – completion of the mirror surfaces’ polishing effort and successfully placing the $20 million mirror substrate in its storage container.

2014 December - The LSST monolithic M1M3 mirror blank approaches completion at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory Mirror Lab.

2014 November 12-14 - The LSST Camera Team has just completed a very successful Department of Energy (DOE) Critical Decision-2 (CD-2) Review, an important step in gaining approval of the performance baseline.

2014 August 11-15 - LSST2014 Project and Community Workshop, held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix, allowed LSST’s distributed technical teams to interact with each other and the broader science community. 

2014 March 24-27 - LSST and the Dark Energy Survey (DES) host a joint workshop at Fermilab to foster discussion about tools and lessons learned, as well as future synergistic activities between the two projects. Information and registration available here:

2014 Feb 7 - The University of Washington hosts a campus conversation on Data Sciences initiatives on campus, including the a new 5-year partnership with UC Berkeley, NYU, the Gordon and Betty MooreFoundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to build a distributed Data Science Environment to advance data science research and practice across all disciplines!

2013 Jan 6-10 - 221st Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Long Beach, CA

2012 Aug 13-17 - All Hands Meeting 2012, Tucson, AZ

2012 July 1-6 - SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012 Meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012 Jan 9th - 219th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Austin, TX

2011 Jan 10th - 217th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Seattle, WA

2011 Jan 10th - Community Science with LSST, a Special Session at the 217th AAS Meeting, Seattle, WA

2010 Aug 9-13 - All Hands Meeting 2010, Tucson, AZ

2010 June 27-July 2nd - 35 LSST posters and talks at the SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010 Meeting, San Diego, CA

2010 January 3-7 - 215th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Washington, DC

2009 Jan 5-8 - 213th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society , Long Beach, CA

2008 Dec 10-15- Science Collaborations Teams' Meeting at Friday Harbor, Story and Pictures

2008 July 13th Call for US Scientists to Join LSST Science Collaborations

2008 May 19-23- LSST All Hands Meeting

2008 Mar 29th- High Fire Event in Tucson, Arizona.

2008 Jan 7-11 - 211th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society , Austin, TX

2007 Sep 17-20 - NSF CoDR Review

2007 Jan 5-10 - 209th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society , Seattle, WA

2006 Dec 4-8 - LSST All Hands Meeting

2006 May 24-31 - SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, Orlando, FL

2006 Jan 8-12 - 207th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society , Washington, DC

2005 Nov 29-30 - LSST All Hands Technical Review, Tucson, AZ

2005 Jan 9-13 - 205th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, San Diego, CA

2004 Dec 7-8 - LSST All Hands Technical Review, Tucson, AZ

2004 Sept 20-22 - Science with LSST and Other Large Surveys: Community Access and Utilization of Future Archives, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2004 June 21-25 - Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, SPIE, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

2004 May 25 - System Simulation Working Group, Davis, CA

2004 May 24 - Camera Working Group, SLAC, Menlo Park, CA

2004 May 12, Site Selection Meeting, LSSTC Offices, Tucson, AZ

2004 May 10-11 - Data Management Kick-Off, Marriott, Tucson,

2004 May 4-5 Science Requirements Preparation, LSSTC Offices, Tucson, AZ


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