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Rubin Digest 07 October 2016

7 October 2016

Project News

The LSST Communications Code of Conduct (CoC) was posted this week on our public website Participation Page.  It provides guidelines for those using the LSST communication tools, specifically the Community Forum and the Slack instant messaging application, coming soon.  The CoC will help achieve our goal of promoting effective communication between the project and the broad science community.  LSST welcomes passionate, detailed, thoughtful disagreement, and discussion of ideas within an inclusive, collaborative environment.

The report from the May 2016 Kavli Futures workshop on "Maximizing Science in the Era of LSST" is available for download here.  This study, funded by The Kavli Foundation and endorsed by NSF/AST, quantifies and prioritizes the supporting capabilities needed to maximize the science enabled by LSST. 

A popular poster that LSST has used at several meetings is now available for download in several sizes. It illustrates four aspects of LSST: Science Discovery, Big Data, STEM Education, and Characterization of Near Earth Objects. You are invited to download whatever size best fits your classroom, office, or living room wall! 

Corporation News

Co-funded by LSSTC, NASA NEO office, and the B612 Foundation, a recent workshop at the University of Washington (Oct 3-4, 2016) gathered Near-Earth Object experts from the leading NEO projects and missions (Pan-STARRS, LSST, Catalina Sky Survey, NEOCam, Sentinel), as well as a few theorists and modelers. The main outcome of this meeting was a roadmap for community-based effort to produce an open-source tool for simulating and interpreting observations of Near-Earth Objects and other asteroid populations, on timescale of about a year.

Personnel News

Chris Morrison has joined the UW/LSST team and will spend part of his time further developing methods to estimate redshifts in the context of LSST-DESC.  Chris was previously a post-doc at the Argelander-Institut für Astronomie at the University of Bonn developing techniques to measure weak lensing magnification and methods to estimate galaxy redshifts from 2-point clustering statistics.

There are 15 jobs posted on the LSST Hiring Site.  The most recent addition is for a Project Manager for the LSST Camera being built at SLAC Linear Accelerator Laboratory.  As a continuing SLAC employee, it is expected that the successful candidate will have opportunities to lead future SLAC projects after the completion of the LSST Camera project.

Upcoming Meeting with LSST Involvement

(those with asterisk* are LSSTC funded):


October 16 – 21: LSST Workshop and Solar System Science Collaboration. Meeting @ DPS 48 / EPSC 11, Pasadena, CA

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

November 7 – 9: LSST Operations Plan Review, Tucson, AZ

November 7-11: LSST DESC Hack Week *, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

November 16-18: Preparing for Supernova Science in the LSST Era: A Kick-Off Workshop * University of Pittsburgh, PA

December 1-2: Precision Astronomy with Fully Depleted CCDs*, BNL

December 12 - 13: Towards Science in Chile with the LSST 2016 *Viña del Mar, Chile


January 3: ZTF Community Workshop at AAS 229*, Grapevine, TX

January 3: LSST AGN Science Collaboration Roadmap Development Meeting* AAS 229 Meeting; Grapevine, TX

January 3 - 7: AAS 229, Grapevine, TX.  LSST’s Open House is 7:30 – 9:00p, on Wednesday, January 4th. 

February 2 – 3: AURA Management Council for LSST (AMCL) Meeting, Tucson, AZ

February 13-17: DESC Meeting, Dark Energy School, and Hack Day*, SLAC National Accelerator Lab

March 15 - 17: Supernovae Workshop *, Northwestern University, IL

April 3-7: LSST DESC Hack Week *, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

May 22 – 25: Infrastructure for Time Domain Science in the Era of LSST, Tucson, AZ

July 10-14: DESC Meeting, Dark Energy School, and Hack Day*, Brookhaven National Lab

August 14 – 18: LSST 2017 Project & Community Workshop, Tucson, AZ

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