The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Corporation

Mission Statement

LSST Corporation's Mission and Vision Statements

Our mission and vision reflect the Corporation's desire to encourage LSST science.

    The Mission:
To advance understanding of the dynamic universe by enabling LSST science through research and education
    The Vision:
Be a unifying force to develop, support, and advocate for LSST science

Primary Purpose

Corollary to the Mission Statement, the Corporation's primary purpose is to advance science by:

  • Partnering with the NSF (AURA) and DOE (SLAC) in the construction and operations of the LSST
  • Engaging and representing international contributors in the operations of the LSST facility and the data access centers
  • Enabling the full science exploitation of the unique LSST data set through support of member institutions, international contributors, and the broader physics and astronomy community

This Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, including for such purposes, distributing to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.


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