Observing our Changeable Universe with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz
August 17, 2016 7:00 pm
Westin La Paloma Grand Ballroom
3800 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ
Astronomer and TED Fellow Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz will describe how the revolutionary Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), with headquarters in Tucson, will uniquely reveal new astrophysical phenomena and how you can be involved.
Following the talk, Dr. Walkowicz and other LSST team members will be available for informal conversations. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided as well as a no-host bar. Weather permitting, staff from the Kitt Peak Visitor Center will be on hand for binocular stargazing. We invite you to join LSST for an evening of astronomy August 17.
FREE Public Lecture – Meet the team building the LSST: astronomers, engineers, educators, administrators & communicators – Stargazing
From a mountaintop in Chile, LSST will relentlessly scan the sky for a decade with a 3200 megapixel camera, gathering data to address four science areas:
• Understanding the Mysterious Dark Matter and Dark Energy
• Hazardous Asteroids and the Remote Solar System
• The Transient Optical Sky
• The Formation and Structure of the Milky Way
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).
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 Rubin Observatory in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.
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