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