Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision

Realize the full scientific potential of Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time through inclusive participation in scientific discovery.

Our Mission

Position a diverse community of researchers to make groundbreaking scientific discoveries with LSST data through innovative programs and funding opportunities.


LSSTC’s work is guided by our core values: 


  • Discovery - We empower scientists to make transformational discoveries about the Universe.

  • Inclusion - We foster the participation of individuals with diverse backgrounds and institutions, intentionally including underrepresented and marginalized groups. 

  • Innovation - We develop bold, unique programs that push the boundaries of traditional models for how astronomy and physics are done.

  • Endurance - We aim for a long-lasting and transformational impact on science and society.

  • Community - We grow a diverse network of researchers to accelerate scientific breakthroughs about the Universe. 

  • Agility - We learn and adapt to evolving needs and scientific opportunities for the Rubin LSST science 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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