rubinann16002 — Announcement

Rubin Digest 22 January 2016

22 January 2016

Project News

S. Kahn, V. Krabbendam, and B. Willman are *not* traveling to Washington, DC, as planned for the January 22nd meeting of the AURA Management Council for LSST (AMCL) due to severe weather.  Instead the meeting will be held via videoconferencing. The AMCL provides financial oversight and advocacy for the management of LSST.

Several members of the Telescope & Site team head to Madrid, Spain next week for a Final Design Review of the Telescope Mount Assembly (TMA) with prime contractor Empresarios Agrupados. 

On Cerro Pachón, Besalco management honored its employees for completing the first year of LSST construction activities on the summit with no serious injuries or job-site accidents.

The first production sensor was received by the Camera team in December and is undergoing testing at SLAC.  Successful completion of this analysis is a Level 2 milestone, tracked at the DOE agency level.

Personnel Notes

The Project Office is happy to announce the arrival of two new employees, who are onboarding this week.  We welcome Rob Kooper (NCSA) with his expertise in workflows and middleware and Christopher Montgomery, who has joined the LSST Project Office in Tucson as our Training Coordinator.

Employees are invited to attend an LSST Orientation & Onboarding Session on Tuesday, January 26th at 1:30PM in Room 27 in Tucson. This orientation is not intended solely for new employees; it is important that we all share a common understanding of LSST policies, standards, culture, practices, and tools as we continue toward our mutual goal of building the LSST.  Those interested in participating remotely should contact Daniel Calabrese.

Upcoming Meeting with LSST Involvement

(those with asterisk* are LSSTC funded):

February 8-10: NSF Status Review, Tucson, AZ

February 22-24: LSST Joint Technical Meeting, Santa Cruz, CA

March 7-11: LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) meeting, SLAC

March 8-10: 2nd Annual US-Chile Education Summit, Chile

April 11-13: LSSTC Board Meeting* in Washington, DC

May 22 – 25: Cross-correlation Spectacular with LSST:  Exploring Synergies Between LSST and External Datasets to Discover Fundamental Physics, BNL

May 24-26: XLDB 2016 Conference and Workshop, SLAC

 June  6-10: Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy VI*, Carnegie Mellon University

June 12-16: Meeting of the Stars, Milky Way and Local Volume Science Collaboration* at AAS 228, San Diego, CA

June 20-24: LSST@Europe2*, Belgrade, Serbia

June 28-July: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation, Edinburgh, Scotland

July 18-22: LSST DESC meeting, at Oxford, UK

August 15-19: LSST 2016 Project & Science Workshop, Tucson, AZ

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