rubinann16016 — Announcement

Rubin Digest 06 May 2016

6 May 2016

Project News

Over forty participations attended a three day workshop on the O/IR Capabilities Needed to Maximize LSST science at Biosphere 2, May 2nd- 4th.    This workshop was sponsored by the Kavli Foundation and endorsed by NSF AST.  Joan Najita (NOAO) and Beth Willman chaired the workshop and related study (  Study Group leads were David Trilling (Northern Arizona University, LSST Solar System science collaboration Chair), Suzanne Hawley (University of Washington, LSSTC executive board member), Josh Simon (Carnegie Observatories), Doug Finkbeiner (Harvard), Ryan Foley (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Greg Rudnick (University of Kansas), and Jeff Newman (University of Pittsburgh, LSST DESC Deputy Spokesperson).  A summary report from the study and workshop will be released in late summer.
An impressive picture of a completed deck plate manufactured by Tucson vendor CAID Industries, who is building our M1 M3 mirror cell, can be found in the Telescope Gallery.

Systems Engineering trade studies cleared the way for approving the last remaining Wavefront Sensor specifications regarding extra- and intra-focal sensor offset and midpoint positioning tolerance.

Personnel Notes

Freddy Munoz has begun working with the LSST T&S group as our Summit Integration Engineer. He will be on LSST 50% of the time (CTIO the other 50%) until July. His most recent work was supporting the DECam project on the Blanco telescope. He will be responsible for coordination of summit/vendor deliveries, in particular the platform lift, the telescope mount assembly, the enclosure, and the coating chamber system.

AURA recognizes and encourages outstanding contributions to science and to service to the astronomy community for its staff at AURA Centers. Accordingly, AURA has an “AURA Outstanding Achievement Award Program” and this year, LSST staff member Bo Xin have been recognized for a Science award, Bill Gressler for a Service award  the LSST Administration group led by Daniel Calabrese, and including Glenaver Charles-Emerson, Carol Chirino, Rob McKercher, Sandra Ortiz, Libby Petrick, and Laurie Thomas, for a team service award. Congratulations to our colleagues for their well deserved award.

Upcoming 2016 Meetings with LSST Involvement

(those with asterisk* are LSSTC funded):

May 16 - 19: Data Management Leadership Team, Tucson, AZ

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 1: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation, Edinburgh, Scotland

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

July 22-23: LSST Galaxies Workshop, at Oxford, UK

July 27 - 29: LSST Director's Review, SLAC

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

August 16-18: LSST Joint Status Review, Tucson, AZ

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