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Join us in congratulating the new Science Collaboration Coordinator, Dr. Will Clarkson!
Dr. Clarkson is an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Michigan Dearborn, the co-chair of the SMWLV SC, and a member of TVS SC. Dr. Clarkson will begin serving jointly with the current Coordinator (Dr. Federica Bianco) on May 1st and take on full leadership responsibilities on June 1st.


As the Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) moves towards commissioning and first light, the LSST Corporation moved into 2022 with a renewed sense of purpose and vision. Our extraordinary sense of accomplishment at having realized some major goals gives us momentum going into the new year.

The Rubin Observatory Project & Community Workshop (PCW) is taking place virtually from August 10-14. The daily schedule will run from 9am - 1pm (PDT).

The Science Organizing Committee consisting of Rubin Project, Operations and Community members has put together an engaging program for the meeting.

On July 7, 2020, LSSTC Senior Director of Development Dan Petrocelli and LSSTC Director for Science Jeno Sokoloski conducted a virtual workshop on creating Templeton Foundation Online Funding Inquiries (OFI). This workshop was provided as a service to our LSSTC membership. During the workshop, Dan and Jeno outlined the Templeton OFI process and shared  lessons learned from last year’s OFI workshop.

Please click here for LSSTC's statement of support for racial equality.

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


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