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Investing in Discovery 2020: Looking back at what we've accomplished - looking forward to what's to come! Click here for the latest update from the Corporation.

POSTPONED until further notice; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Workshop postponed until Summer 2020. More information may be found at the website link below.

Supernovae live at the intersection of research interests of a number of the Science Collaborations of the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST). These energetic sources probe stellar physics, aid in modeling nearby multi-messenger sources, trace feedback over cosmic time, and allow us to measure the expansion history of the Universe.

Shaping the European Contribution to LSST
POSTPONED until further notice; Rome, Italy

This conference follows the very successful LSST@Europe1 (Cambridge), 2 (Belgrade) and 3 (Lyon) workshops organized in 2013, 2016 and 2018 to foster the European participation in the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time, as well as the analogous LSST@ASIA organized in 2019 by and for the Asian, Australian and African communities.

Ongoing Project: December 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020; Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

During this project, we will develop a Target Observation Manager (TOM) to identify young type Ia supernovae in current and upcoming transient surveys. Our main goal is to provide candidates to be observed in the Hubble Space Telescope SIRAH program with near-infrared photometry and spectroscopy of 24 SN Ia in the smooth Hubble flow.

On-going project: January - December, 2020; Adler Planetarium, Astronomy Department, Chicago, IL

NSF announced on January 6, 2020, the LSST will be named the NSF Vera C. Rubin Observatory (Rubin Observatory). NSF also announced the telescope at the Rubin Observatory will be named the Simonyi Survey Telescope in recognition of the significant private donation made through the Corporation  early in the construction phase in support of the design, development, and fabrication of the telescope's primary mirror. Click for full text of press release.

Las Cumbres Observatory & LSSTC Present Awards in the TOM Community Development Program

PRESS RELEASE: 18 December 2019

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LSST@Asia: Exploring the Wide, Fast, Deep Universe
Sydney, Australia
May 20-23, 2019

Registration now open at

Abstract submission deadline EXTENDED to  14th January 2019

Application Deadline: August 22

The LSSTC Data Science Fellowship Program (DSFP) is now accepting applications for new students at!
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