rubinann16019 — Announcement
Rubin Digest 27 May 2016
27 May 2016
AURA is now a member of the Object Management Group (OMG), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium. OMG is responsible for the Systems Modeling Language (SysML) standard used by the LSST Systems Engineering team to conduct much of their work in a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) environment. The LSST project is one of the heavier users of the language in a "real world" project setting. OMG Membership provides LSST the opportunity to share lessons learned as well as to influence future enhancements to the SysML standards.
The LSST Science Advisory Committee has summarized its last several meetings in a series of recommendations and questions to the LSST Project Office; topics include the draft Science Operations plans, and details of Level 1 alerts and the longer-term availability of data releases to the community.
Twenty members of the LSST team met in Tucson this week for a Use Case Workshop, flushing out key operational use cases to the point of determining required staffing. This was in support of the Operations Planning effort underway in the Project Office.
Great progress is being made on fabrication of the M1M3 Mirror Cell. The mirror cell weldment is being prepared for a thermal tress relief test, scheduled to begin on June 9th.
Breakout topics are solicited the broad science community for the LSST 2016 Project & Community Workshop, taking place in Tucson, AZ, the week of August 15th. Community members are encouraged to join the discussion on community.lsst.org to decide on breakout sessions that best meet your needs.
Applications are now open for the LSSTC Data Science Fellowship Program! The LSSTC DSFP is a supplement to graduate education in astronomy, intended to teach astronomy students essential skills for dealing with big data. Prospective students don’t need to know anything about data science to join, they just need to be excited to learn! The LSSTC DSFP is committed to building a culturally diverse student cohort, and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented members of the astronomy community. Please visit our website to learn more about the program and apply.
The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) has joined LSSTC as an International Contributor.
Upcoming 2016 Meetings with LSST Involvement
(those with asterisk* are LSSTC funded):
May 24-26: XLDB 2016 Conference, SLAC
June 6-10: Dome Final Design Review, Venice, Italy
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 13-15: Camera Workshop, SLAC
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: 2016 Director's Review of Project Status, SLAC
August 15-19: LSST 2016 Project & Community Workshop, Tucson, AZ
August 16-18: LSST Joint Status Review, Tucson, AZ