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10-12 July 2018; University of Washington; Seattle, WA

23-27 July 2018; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

The first of several meetings of the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC), which is actively working to prepare for a multi-probe dark energy analysis of LSST data. 

For more information, click here or contact Duncan Campbell at CMU.

LSSTC Support (for this meeting): $12,880

13-15 August 2018; Hilton El Conquistador; Tucson, Arizona

17-19 September 2018; Flatiron Insititute, New York, NY

LSST Corp and the Simons Center for Computational Astrophysics announce an LSST Cadence Hackathon at the Flatiron Institute in Manhattan, 2018 Sep 17-19 (last day optional). The purpose of this workshop is to identify cadence strategies that maximize the scientific output of LSST for all eight Science Collaborations...

LSSTCorp’s new Director for Science, Jennifer (Jeno) Sokoloski, comes to us from Columbia University, where she performs multi-wavelength observations of interacting binary stars and stellar transients as a Research Scientist at Columbia’s Astrophysics Laboratory.

Greetings from headquarters in Tucson and best wishes for a happy new year.

LSST Begins Pre-Commissioning Preparations

 

We are pleased to announce Dan Petrocelli as LSST Corporation’s new Senior Director of Development. <<More>>

The LSST Corporation hosted a reception for the international contributor representatives in attendance at the LSST2017 Project and Community Workshop held recently in Tucson, AZ.

Reception guests included: (standing l. to r.) Nicola Napolitano, INAF (Italy); Nicholas Rattenbury, University of Auckland (New Zealand); Sarah Brough, University of New South Wales (Australia); Jun Zhang, Shanghai University (China); Dominque Boutigny, IN2P3 (France); Min-Su Shin, KASI (Korea); Darko Jevremovic, Astronomical Observatory Belgrade (Serbia); Róbert Szabó, Konkoly Observatory (Hungary); Sherry Suyu, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (Germany); Byeong-Gon Park, KASI (Korea); Lee Kelvin, Liverpool John Moores University (UK), and Patricia Eliason, LSSTCorp Executive Officer.

The DSFP seeks member institutions willing to serve as host venues...
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Richard F. Caris, a friend and enthusiastic supporter of the LSST project, died on August 9th at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 81.

Richard’s $2.3 million gift to the LSST Corporation marked the first philanthropic support of the novel 8.4-meter diameter primary and tertiary (M1M3) mirror for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) and enabled the purchase of the special high purity glass. The M1M3 mirror is now complete.

Richard was attracted to the LSST because of its engineering and scientific novelty. He saw his support as enabling a New Sky for the next generation of curious minds.


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