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Explosions in the Sky!

Explosions in the Sky!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Observing our Changeable Universe with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope 

Presented by
Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz

Adler Planetarium

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


Explosions in the Sky (web).pdf9.15 MB

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). 

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