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Puerto Coquimbo terminal receives coating chamber of the future LSST telescope...  


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Video offers peek at ultra-wide Large Synoptic Survey Telescope - Tuesday, January 16, 2018, Engadget

The biggest digital camera on Earth takes shape - Wednesday, January 17, 2018, The Daily

Giant telescope comes up in Chile with 3.2-gigapixel camera - Thursday, January 18, 2018, International Business Times

The World’s Biggest Telescope In The Chilean Desert Is Almost Complete - Friday, January 19, 2018, Wonderful Engineering


November 9, 2017 - At CAID Industries in Tucson, the Surrogate Mirror has now been mounted to the Primary/Tertiary Mirror (M1M3) Cell. This is a significant milestone for both the Surrogate Mirror and for the M1M3 Cell, allowing the start of the next phase of integration: installing the figure actuators.


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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