rubinann16009 — Announcement

Rubin Digest 11 March 2016

11 March 2016

Project News

We have received the Status Review report from the NSF.  Management is reviewing it before sending it out more broadly next week.  We also received the EVMS report and as we anticipated, we have some actions but there were no critical findings. Our next status review will be in August during the All-Hands Meeting and will be a joint NSF/DOE review.

There is lots of activity on Cerro Pachón – lower enclosure excavations have been approved; plates from the dome manufacturer in Italy have arrived on-site; and the TMA team from Spain will be visiting the site in Chile to start integration planning.

The mirror reflective coating system contract has been signed by AURA and Von Ardenne in preparation for a kickoff meeting in April.  The DM transition leadership has started site visits with the distributed team starting with SLAC and NCSA this week.

Upcoming 2016 Meetings with LSST Involvement

(those with asterisk* are LSSTC funded):

Week of March 18: Calibration Meeting, Harvard

March 21: LSSTC Part 1 and Part 2 Proposals due*

March 23-24: I&T Camera Review, SLAC

March 24-25: LSST Transients Working Group Workshop*, Argonne National Laboratory

April 5-7: LSST Photo-Z Workshop*, University of Pittsburgh

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

April 25 – 29: Future Sky Surveys and Big Data Workshop, Daejoen, Korea

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, 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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