LSST invites the astronomy community to join us at https://community.lsst.org. The LSST Community forum is an open platform for learning about LSST, asking questions, and participating in LSST's development. This discussion forum is supported by the Science Quality and Reliability Engineering (SQuaRE) team within DM.
We started the Community forum as a tool to help LSST's Data Management team collaborate (https://community.lsst.org/c/dm). As a team that spans the country, if not the globe, we've enjoyed having a platform for conversations that don't get lost in email inboxes. The Simulations and Camera teams have a presence on the forum as well. By following the Community forum you can get an insider's perspective on LSST's development.
Most importantly, is a commons for conversations between the LSST team and the community. Our Support category is a great place to ask questions about how to use LSST's software and data. It's easy to quickly create an account and ask a question. By creating an account, the forum can even email you an activity digest that makes it easy to keep up with LSST.
The Community forum is powered by Discourse, from the same people that brought you StackExchange.
Those seeking technical discussions with the DM team and support for community-based solutions for LSST software issues are encouraged to participate in the LSST Community Forum found at community.lsst.org. We hope to see you on https://community.lsst.org soon; it’s Hip to be with SQuaRE!
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).
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 LSST in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.
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