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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

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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