rubinann16017 — Announcement

Rubin Digest 13 May 2016

13 May 2016

Project News

According to Law Decree #353 from March 16, 2016, Chile will go into Winter time schedule this coming weekend. At midnight on Saturday May 14, all clocks in continental Chile and the Chilean Antártica will be set back by one hour (to 11:00 pm, Saturday 14th).  Please consider this time change when making plans for international meetings, video or phone calls. The time difference between Chile and Tucson will be 3 hours.

The next face-to-face meeting of LSST’s Science Advisory Committee will be on Monday August 15, co-located with the All Hands Meeting. The committee’s job is to represent the wider scientific community and to advise the LSST Project Office as decisions are made throughout the LSST construction phase.

The LSST Project Science Team (PST) met in Seattle from May 9th-11th. Topics discussed during this meeting included: the Data Products Definition Document, the image quality error budget, image simulations, deep drilling fields, and calibration.

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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