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Friday, August 19, 2016

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The LSST2016 Project & Community Workshop is wrapping up as we go to press with today’s Digest.  Plenary sessions were recorded and will be made available online; group photo can be found here

The LSST Science Advisory Committee (SAC) met face-to-face on Monday, August 15, discussing survey strategy, the deep drilling fields, community time to be available through Las Cumbres Observatory and its relevance for LSST planning, and the LSST Science User Interface.  The SAC is preparing a series of recommendations to the Project Office on these and related topics. 

Next year’s Project & Community Workshop will take place the week of August 14th, 2017, in Tucson, AZ.  Mark your calendars now for LSST2017!


LSSTC shares the sad news that Richard F. Caris, a friend and enthusiastic supporter of the LSST project, died on August 9th at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 81.  Richard’s $2.3 million gift to the LSST Corporation marked the first philanthropic support of the novel 8.4-meter diameter primary and tertiary (M1M3) mirror for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) and enabled the purchase of the special high purity glass. Read more


Nadine Kurita is stepping down as LSST Camera Project Manager and transitioning into a technical engineering role as subsystem lead for the Cryostat.  Vincent Riot will assume the role of Interim Camera Project Manager, while a search is initiated for Nadine’s permanent replacement.  We all thank Nadine for her dedication, hard work, and contributions to LSST, including this week’s successful DOE/NSF Joint Status Review!


(those with asterisk* are LSSTC funded):

September 15-16

AURA Management Council Meeting for LSST Meeting, Tucson, AZ

October 16 – 21

LSST Workshop and Solar System Science Collaboration Meeting @ DPS 48 / EPSC 11, Pasadena, CA

October 27 - 29

Society of Women Engineers Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

November 7 – 9

LSST Operations External Review, Tucson, AZ

November 16-18

Preparing for Supernova Science in the LSST Era: A Kick-Off Workshop *
University of Pittsburgh, PA

December 1-2

Precision Astronomy with Fully Depleted CCDs*, BNL

Late Nov/ Early Dec

Towards Science in Chile with the LSST 2016 *Vina del Mar, Chile

January 3, 2017 (TBC)

ZTF Community Workshop at AAS 229*, Grapevine, TX

January 3, 2017 (TBC)

LSST AGN Science Collaboration Roadmap Development Meeting*
AAS 229 Meeting; Grapevine, TX

January 4, 2017

LSST Open House at AAS 229, Grapevine, TX, 7:30 – 9:00pm

May 22 - 25, 2017

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

Noticias del Proyecto

El LSST2016 Project & Community Workshop esta terminando mientras se publica el Digest de hoy.  Las sesiones plenarias fueron grabadas y estarán disponibles en línea; la foto grupal se puede encontrar aquí.  

El Comité Asesor de Ciencias (SAC) de LSST se reunio cara a cara el lunes, 15 de agosto, para discutir estrategias de encuestas, campos de perforación profunda, tiempo comunitario para estar disponible a través del Observatorio Las Cumbres y su relevancia para la planificación LSST y la Interfaz de Ususario de Ciencias de LSST. SAC está preparando una serie de recomendaciones para la oficina del proyecto sobre estos y otros temas relacionados.  

El Taller de Proyecto y Comunidad del próximo año tendrá lugar la semana del 14 de agosto, 2017, en Tucson, AZ. Marque ahora su calendario para LSST2017!

Noticias de la Corporación

LSSTC comparte la triste noticia de que Richard F. Caris, un amigo y entusiasta promotor del proyecto LSST, murió el 9 de agosto en su casa en Scottsdale, Arizona. Tenía 81 años de edad. El regalo de Richard de 2,3 millones de dólares a la Corporación LSST marcó el primer apoyo filantrópico del espejo 8,4 metros de diámetro, primaria y terciario (M1M3) para el Gran Telescopio de Estudio Sinóptico (LSST) y permitió la compra del vidrio especial de alta pureza. Read more …

Noticias del Personal

Nadine Kurita está cesando como Cámara Project Manager de LSST y transicionara hacia un papel de ingeniero técnico como lider del subsistema para el Cryostat. Vicent Riot asumirá el rol de Gerente de Proyecto de la cámara provisional, mientras se inicia una búsqueda para la sustitución de Nadine permanente. Todos nosotros agradecemos a Nadine por su dedicación, trabajo duro, y contribuciones a LSST, incluida esta exitosa semana del DOE/NSF Joint Status Review!

Próximas Reuniones con Participación de LSST 

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

Septiembre 15-16

Reunión del Consejo de Administración del aura de reunión LSST, Tucson, AZ

Octubre 16 - 21

Taller LSST y Ciencias del Sistema Solar colaboración reunión @ DPS 48 / EPSC 11, Pasadena, CA

Octubre 27 - 29

Society of Women Engineers Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

Noviembre 7 - 9

 Operaciones LSST  Revisión Externa, Tucson, AZ

Noviembre 16-18

Preparing for Supernova Science in the LSST Era: A Kick-Off Workshop *
La Universidad de Pittsburg, PA.

Diciembre 1-2

Precision Astronomy with Fully Depleted CCDs*, BNL

A fines de Noviembre/ principios de Diciembre 

Towards Science in Chile with the LSST 2016 *Viña del Mar, Chile

Enero 3, 2017 (TBC)

ZTF Community Workshop at AAS 229*, Grapevine, TX

Enero 3, 2017 (TBC)

LSST AGN Science Collaboration Roadmap Development Meeting*
AAS 229 Reunión; Grapevine, TX

Enero 4, 2017

LSST Open House en AAS 229, Grapevine, TX 7:30 - 9:00pm.

Mayo 22 – 25, 2017            

Infrastructura para Time Domain Science in the Era of LSST, Tucson, AZ


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).
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 Rubin Observatory in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.   

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