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Rubin Digest 21 December 2017

21 December 2017

Project & Science News

On December 13th LSST was featured on ABC 7 News with footage from the SLAC National Accelerator Lab.

An all-project LSST Joint Technical Meeting will not be held in 2018 as in past years; instead, individual subsystem meetings will be held in the spring. Dates for each of these meetings can now be found in the Digest meeting list below, or on the LSST website.

The first of 21 Science Rafts for LSST’s 3.2-gigapixel camera have arrived at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory from Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The rafts are arrays of nine imaging sensors, or CCDs, each with 4K-by-4K pixels. To date, 60% of the camera’s sensors have been received at BNL, and delivery rate is on track to maintain the current schedule. Click here for photos of the arrival of the Science Rafts at SLAC.

Another milestone for the Telescope Mount Assembly (TMA) in Spain at subcontractor Asturfeito, recently the elevation axis was moved on the hydrostatic bearings for the first time. Photos can be found in the LSST Gallery.

On Cerro Pachón, the 9-ton movable latch for the LSST elevator, or Vertical Platform Lift, was safely lifted into place on December 7th. Read more about the installation in this recent news post.

Upcoming Meetings with LSST Involvement

(those with asterisk* are LSSTC funded):


January 8-12: American Astronomical Society (AAS) 231st Meeting, National Harbor, MD

January 10: LSST Town Hall at AAS 231, 7:30 pm

January 29-30: AMCL Meeting, Tucson, AZ

February 5: 2018 DESC Meeting/Dark Energy School, SLAC, CA*

February 5-9: LSST-DESC Collaboration Meeting, SLAC, Menlo Park, CA*

February 26-March 2: LSST Telescope & Site Subsystem Meeting, Tucson, AZ

March 5-9: LSST Systems Engineering/Data Management Joint Subsystem Meeting, Pasadena, CA

April 11-13: LSST Education & Public Outreach Subsystem Meeting, Tucson, AZ

April 16-18: LSSTC Congressional visits, DC*

April 18-20: Statistical Challenges for Large-scale Structure in the Era of LSST, Oxford, UK*

June 10-15: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation Meeting, Austin, TX

June 11-15: LSST@Europe3, Lyon, France*

August 13-17: LSST Project and Community Workshop 2018, Tucson, AZ

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