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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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30 September - 4 October 2019; Carnegie Observatories, Pasadena, CA

The workshop will be an interactive introduction to the key technologies and facilities for
follow-up observing that will drive astronomy in the LSST era and a chance for scientists to
influence their development. Participants will have exclusive access to a unique proposal
opportunity for development mini-grants and telescope time to kick-start their observing

19-28 August 2019; La Serena, Chile

12-14 August 2019; Hilton El Conquistador; Tucson, AZ

5-7 August 2019; University of Chicago - Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Chicago, IL

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The LSSTC Data Science Fellowship Program (DSFP) is a supplement to graduate education in astronomy-related fields (e.g. astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, etc.), intended to teach students essential skills for dealing with big data. You don't need to know anything about data science to apply, you just need to be excited to learn!

20-23 May 2019; University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

LSST@ASIA was the first conference in a series, following on from the series of very successful LSST@Europe conferences held in 2013, 2016, and 2018. These meetings encouraged close interaction between LSST personnel and European scientists interested in LSST.


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