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LSST 2014 Workshop & Project Status

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


The LSST 2014 Project and Community Workshop took place in Phoenix, AZ, August 11 - 15, bringing over 250 participants to the Valley of the Sun for a week of extensive and productive interaction.  120 of those participants also attended a concurrent workshop on the LSST Observing Cadence co-hosted by NOAO and LSST with its own week-long series of discussions on how to optimize the cadence to maximize both static and transient/variable science results.   Plenary and Breakout presentations are linked to the workshop website: from the Agenda link on the main menu, select the specific day (then session then presentation) from the drop down menu. 

Two plenary talks are of particular interest, summarizing the current state of the project and plans for the future, now that LSST has its federal construction chart.  They describe the technical and financial status of the project, and the respective roles of the Project Office, AURA, the LSST Corporation, international partners, the science collaborations, and more as the project moves forward. 

The LSST 2015 Workshop will be held in Seattle, WA, with both the date and format to be announced at a later time.


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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).
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