LSST Corporation's Mission and Vision Statements
Our mission and vision reflect the Corporation's desire to encourage LSST science.
To advance understanding of the dynamic universe by enabling LSST science through research and education
Be a unifying force to develop, support, and advocate for LSST science
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.