rubinann18001 — Announcement

Rubin Digest 18 January 2018

18 January 2018

Project & Science News

Happy New Year, and welcome back! We hope you all had a relaxing holiday break and are ready for the exciting year ahead.

LSST Assembly Integration Verification (AIV) Manager Jacques Sebag submitted this spectacular drone footage of the LSST facility, taken on December 28. The video was taken after the LSST team collaborated  with subcontractor Besalco to move the facility mobile roof to the flat area located on the north side of the lower enclosure. Congratulations to all for this achievement at the end of 2017!

The LSST Network Engineering Team (NET) is pleased to announce the first successful transfer of digital data over LSST/AURA fiber optic networks from the Summit Site on Cerro Pachon, Chile to the Base Site in La Serena, Chile and on to the Archive Site at NCSA in Champaign. The test transmissions started on December 18 and continued through December 22. Congratulations to the LSST NET First Fiber Optic Light Test Team for this milestone achievement.

The minutes for the December 8 LSST Science Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting are now available at this link. The meeting focused on the LSST Project Office’s plans for soliciting white papers from the community about LSST cadence, especially in the context of the Deep Drilling Fields. The call for these white papers is planned for June 2018.

Personnel News

Matthew Long joined the Data Management subsystem as a computer systems engineer on December 18, working at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). He will assist with administering LSST Data Facility computing resources housed at NCSA.

John Maloney joined the Data Management subsystem as a storage engineer on December 29, working at NCSA. He will work with the hardware, software, monitoring, and incident response environments for the LSST project. He will manage the General Parallel File System (GPFS) infrastructure at NCSA and begin building a reporting infrastructure system based on the monitoring data that has been stored for trend analysis of application and machine subsystem needs.

Upcoming Meetings with LSST Involvement

(those with asterisk* are LSSTC funded):


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 12: Project Office Meeting, Tucson, AZ

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

About the Announcement



Logo: Vera C. Rubin Observatory
Logo: Vera C. Rubin Observatory