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Rubin Digest 17 June 2016

17 June 2016

Project News

Registration is open for the LSST 2016 Project and Community Workshop taking place in Tucson, AZ, August 15 – 19.  The meeting sessions consist of three elements: plenary talks, breakout sessions, and an unconference. The plenary talks will be of broad interest to the scientific community, selected to be useful and informative both to newcomers and those familiar with LSST.  We invite all community participants to help develop ideas for breakout sessions, and with assistance from the collaborations we have initiated some threads in the LSST community forum to capture the conversation.  The starting point is here.  Additional detail has been added to the online agenda and information about ground transportation has been added to the website. 

Several members of the Telescope & Site team traveled to Mestre, Italy the week of June 6th to conduct a Final Design Review (FDR) of the LSST dome with vendor EIE Group.  LSST acknowledged the high quality of work done by the EIE team and appreciated the good working relationship that has been established.  Nine items were identified that require immediate formal action and closure in writing prior to receiving approval to move into construction.  All of these “Tier 1” items are quite doable and pose no significant issue moving forward.  Overall the quality and quantity of work completed to date was deemed adequate for FDR, and the review a success! 

Construction will soon begin on the LSST Base Facility Building in La Serena, a building on the AURA “recinto” for LSST, CTIO, SOAR, and AURA-O operations.  Works begins with a remodeling of the existing structure at the end of July 2016 and then construction of LSST Data Center and additional office space by January of 2017.   A website with information about the project, including a weekly plan of activities, documents, advisories, and a web cam will be developed to keep interested parties far and near informed.

Upcoming 2016 Meetings with LSST Involvement

(those with asterisk* are LSSTC funded):

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

October 27 - 29: Society of Women Engineers Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

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