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10Feb2017

10Feb2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

PROJECT NEWS

LSST Operations Planning continues to be a focus in the Project Office.  An operations Management working group, led by AURA with participation from SLAC and LSSTC, met the weeks of January 16 and January 30 to refine details of the governance model planned for LSST during operations.

Members of the Telescope & Site group were in Italy this week, reviewing progress with EIE on the Dome, which will be boxed and shipped to Chile starting in mid-February.  [Read more]   Meanwhile in Spain, assembly of the Oil Supply System has begun at Asturfeito, along with continued progress on the azimuth main support, elevation trunions, and elevation cradles, all components of the Telescope Mount Assembly. 

PERSONNEL NEWS

Bertrand Rigaud joined the Data Management subsystem as Software Engineer.  Bertrand's home institution is the IN2P3 / CNRS computing center located in Villeurbanne, France.

Tom Peterson has joined the Camera subsystem as Camera Refrigeration Coordinator.  Tom’s home institution is the SLAC Linear Accelerator Center in Menlo Park, CA. 

One new job was added to the LSST Hiring Page this week for a “Polyfunctional” based in La Serena, Chile.

CORPORATION NEWS

For the past three years, LSST Corporation’s Enabling Science program has supported LSST-related research in the form of grants. Over this time-frame, LSSTC’s member institutions have been the recipients of 88% of the $700,000 awarded. In 2017, member institution-related scientists claimed 93% of the total grant dollars awarded. This year’s Call for Proposals culminated in 17 awards totaling $300,000, including eight for undergraduate research projects and support.

UPCOMING MEETINGS with LSST INVOLVEMENT

(those with asterisk* are LSSTC funded):

2017

 

February 13 - 17

DESC Meeting, Dark Energy School, and Hack Day*, SLAC National Accelerator Lab

February 27 – March 2  

Detecting the Unexpected: Discovery in the Era of Astronomically Big Data*, STScI, Baltimore, MD

March 6 - 8

LSST Joint Technical Meeting, Glendale, CA

March 13 - 15

Blind Analysis in High-Stakes Survey Science: When, Why, and How? *
SLAC; Menlo Park, CA

March 20 – 23

ASTRO: Time Series Analysis for Synoptic Surveys and Gravitational Wave
Astronomy, International Center for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), Bengaluru, India

April 3 - 5

LSSTC F2F Board Meeting and Hill Visits, Washington, DC

April  6 & 7

AURA Management Council for LSST (AMCL) Meeting, Washington, DC

April 3-7

LSST DESC Hack Week *, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

May 1 – 3

NSF Large Facilities Workshop, Baton Rouge and Livingston, LA

May 1 – 5

AURA Board and Member Representatives Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ

May 22 – 25

Infrastructure for Time Domain Science in the Era of LSST, Tucson, AZ

May 31 - June 2

Supernovae:  The LSST Revolution Workshop *, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

June 12 – 16

Getting Ready for Doing Science with LSST Data,* IN2P3 Computing Center, Lyon, France

July 10 - 14

DESC Meeting, Dark Energy School, and Hack Day*, Brookhaven National Lab

August 14 – 18

LSST 2017 Project & Community Workshop, Tucson, AZ

November 7 – 9

AURA Workforce & Diversity Committee, La Serena, Chile


Noticias del Proyecto

La Planificación de Operaciones de LSST continúa siendo un foco en la Oficina de Proyectos. Un grupo de trabajo de gestión de operaciones, dirigido por AURA con participación de SLAC y LSSTC, se reunió en las semanas del 16 y 30 de enero para afinar los detalles del modelo de gobernanza previsto para LSST durante las operaciones.

Miembros del grupo de Telescopio & Sitio estuvieron en Italia esta semana, revisando el progreso de la cúpula con EIE, que serán embalados y enviados a Chile a partir de mediados de febrero. [Leer más] Entretanto, en España, el ensamblaje del sistema de alimentación de aceite ha comenzado en Asturfeito, junto con el continuo progreso en el soporte principal de acimut, pivote de elevación y cuna de elevación, todos componentes del Conjunto de Montaje del Telescopio.  

Noticias de Personal

Bertrand Rigaud se unió al subsistema de Gestión de Datos como ingeniero de software. La entidad de origen de Bertrand es  IN2P3 / CNRS Computing Center ubicado en Villeurbanne, Francia.

Tom Peterson se ha sumado al subsistema de la cámara como Coordinador de Refrigeración de la Cámara. La entidad de origen de Tom es SLAC Linear Accelerator Center en Menlo Park, CA.  

Se ha añadido un nuevo trabajo para el LSST Hiring Page esta semana para un Conductor "Polyfunctional" basado en La Serena, Chile.

Noticias de la Corporación

Durante los últimos tres años, el programa de la Corporación LSST Enabling Science ha apoyado programas de investigación relacionados con LSST en forma de subvenciones. Durante este período de tiempo, las instituciones miembro de LSSTC han sido destinatarios del 88% de los 700.000 dólares otorgados. En 2017, científicos relacionados con instituciones miembro reclamaron el 93% de la donación total de dólares adjudicados. Este año la convocatoria culminó en 17 premios por un total de 300.000 dólares, incluidos 8 para proyectos de investigación sub graduados y apoyo.

Próximas reuniones con participación LSST 

(aquellos con un asterisco* son financiados por LSSTC):

2017:

 

Febrero 13-17

DESC Meeting, Dark Energy School, and Hack Day*, Laboratorio Nacional de Acelerador SLAC

Febrero 27-Marzo 2

Detecting the Unexpected: Discovery in the Era of Astronomically Big Data*, Ubicacion por Definir

Marzo 6-8

LSST Joint Technical Meeting, IPAC, Pasadena, CA

Marzo 13-15

Blind Analysis in High-Stakes Survey Science: When, Why, and How? *
SLAC; Menlo Park, CA

Marzo 20-23

ASTRO: Time Series Analysis for Synoptic Surveys and Gravitational Wave
Astronomy, International Center for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), Bengaluru, India

Abril 3-5

Reunion Junta LSSTC F2F y Hill Visits, Washington, DC

Abril  6 & 7

Reunión Consejo de Gerencia AURA para LSST (AMCL), Washington, DC

Abril 3-7

LSST DESC Hack Week*, Laboratorio Nacional de Acelerador Fermi

Mayo 1-3

Taller NSF Large Facilities, Baton Rouge and Livingston, LA

Mayo 1-5

Reunion Anual de la Junta de AURA y Miembros Representantes, Tucson, AZ

Mayo 22-25

Infrastructure for Time Domain Science in the Era of LSST, Tucson, AZ

Mayo 31-Junio 2

Supernovae Workshop *, Northwestern University, IL

Junio 12-16

Getting Ready for Doing Science with LSST Data, Lyon, France

Julio 10-14

DESC Meeting, Dark Energy School, and Hack Day*, Brookhaven National Lab

Agosto 14-18

LSST 2017 Project & Community Workshop, Tucson, AZ

Noviembre 7-9

AURA Workforce & Diversity Committee, La Serena, Chile

 

 

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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